Mexico’s former president shared some choice words for President Donald Trump, describing the American leader as a “machine” with “no compassion” while at the planet Government Summit in Dubai on Sunday.
“He doesn’t seem to be a human being, he just looks like a machine, he doesn’t have any compassion,” Vicente Fox told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble.
The former leader blasted Trump’s border wall plans as well as focused on the divide within the U.S., adding in which Trump essentially incorporates a “f— you” approach to the rest of the planet. The White House did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment.
“in which can be the big big problem of today, inside U.S., the divide. as well as when the leader can be calling aggressive means for people, when the leader can be not uniting, then you have This particular divide,” Fox said. “We don’t need walls, we need bridges of understanding, bridges of sharing; in which can be exactly what must be done inside very immediate future.”
Otherwise, Fox warned, we will be left with “nationalism, or (a) nation state in which Trump can be claiming, or walls to divide, or getting apart by the planet as well as saying only America can be great, as well as the rest, f— you.”
Fox, who served as Mexico’s 55th president by 2000 to 2006, has long made headlines for his vocal as well as often profanity-laden criticisms of the American president. His ire stems by Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which he initially promised in which Mexico would likely pay for — without Mexico’s consent.
“We are not paying for in which f—-n’ wall,” he told CNBC in April of last year. in which’s for sure. as well as why should we?”
With no success in getting Mexico to pay for the wall, which can be anticipated to cost inside tens of billions, Trump has since shifted his plan to one in which requires U.S. government funding for its construction. He argues the infrastructure can be necessary for America’s national security as well as critical in combating drug flows into the country. The battle over wall funding, which congressional Democrats oppose, led to the longest government shutdown inside nation’s history.
Since the beginning of Trump’s candidacy as well as well after his inauguration, Fox has pulled no punches in letting the planet know what he thinks. He’s called Trump “crazy,” “ignorant,” as well as said in which “every Mexican can be united against Trump.” The former public servant served as chief executive of Coca-Cola Mexico inside 1970s, having began his work at the drinks company in 1964 as a delivery truck driver.
Trump ran on a campaign to put “America First,” claiming in which additional countries had been abusing the U.S.’s goodwill as well as financial support for too long. He has often said, however, in which “America first does not mean America alone,” seemingly vacillating between an isolationist stance as well as one in which encourages greater cooperation among countries. Critics argue in which his frequent disparaging of allies like the European Union as well as Mexico only serve to alienate the planet’s largest economy.