White House race: Former Mexican President, Vicente Fox, escalates attacks on Donald Trump

By The Citizen

Former Mexican president, Vicente Fox, has escalated his attacks on US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, stating that Trump is 'absolutely a racist” and that his 'discriminatory speech is creating violence within the same United States'.

In an interview with Al Jazeera English's flagship current affairs show, UpFront, Fox, explained that 'every word that he says goes in that direction,' adding that his 'discriminatory speech is creating violence within the same United States' and that “all brown and Afro-Americans and everybody else is insignificant to him.'

Fox, who served as Mexico's president from 2000 to 2006, told UpFront host Mehdi Hasan, that he has been exceptionally outspoken and harsh towards Trump.

During his interview, he reiterated his concern, saying Trump is 'so arrogant, so ego-centered, so vain and empty in his head.'

'I see Mr. Trump as a false prophet,' he added. 'He is going to bring that great nation to the desert, to hunger.'

In recent interviews, Fox has likened Trump to Adolf Hitler and also made headlines responding emphatically to Trump's campaign promise to build a wall to keep Mexican immigrants out of the US. Trump has asked Fox to apologize for swearing at him, but when asked if he plans to apologize, he told UpFront, 'Who really needs to apologise is him, to all the people he has offended.'

On the subject of Trump's business pedigree and prowess, Fox offered a harsh critique, saying, 'The amount of money he got, he's inherited it, so he is a junior.'

'His economic knowledge is extremely poor,' he added. 'He has hired undocumented, he took to bankruptcy a casino and many other things. It's very difficult to understand how he made so much money.'

Fox also lamented Trump’s ignorant position on keeping Mexicans out of the US and souring trade relations.

'He is not understanding that by trading we both win,' he said. 'He is not understanding that Mexico buys to the United States every year millions of US dollars. This means millions of jobs for US citizens,' he said.

On Trump's proposal to tax cars imported from Mexico, Fox asked what the consumers 'of the car say when the car price increases by 20%?'

'It's very stupid what he is saying,' he added. – Al Jazeera.