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Former Mexican President Slams Trump's Plan to Pay for the Wall as 'Absolutely Crazy'

AJ Vicens - Mother Jones
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April 20, 2016



In February, former Mexican President to Trump said ‘I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall’ (Fusion)

In an interview with Mother Jones this week, former Mexican president Vicente Fox intensified his war on Donald Trump and the GOP front-runner's proposed wall between the United States and Mexico. In February, Fox declared, "I'm not going to pay for that fucking wall." At that time, Trump had not detailed how he would make good on his plan to force Mexico to pay for the border wall.

Since then, Trump has released a plan to compel Mexico to pick up the tab. He would demand from Mexico a one-time payment of $5 billion to $10 billion, and if Mexico failed to comply, he would freeze all wire transfers between undocumented workers and their home countries. He would also impose stiff trade tariffs on Mexican products and cancel visas for Mexicans traveling to the United States, and Mexican travelers would have to higher fees for visas and for border crossing cards.

Asked about Trump's plan, Fox exclaimed it was "crazy" and demonstrated Trump's "ignorance about the economy." Fox added, "We cannot take him seriously."



A wall along the southern border of the United States has become Trump's most popular campaign promise. At his rallies, he routinely asks his throngs of supporters, "Who's going to pay for the wall?" They scream in response, "Mexico!" In early April, when he released his plan for the wall, he estimated its construction would cost $8 billion. A more realistic estimate put the total closer to $25 billion, if he could even build it at all. His proposal asserted, "We have the moral high ground here, and all the leverage."

Fox, the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, doesn't think so. He told Mother Jones Tuesday that Trump's plan makes no sense and would never happen. "It's an absolutely crazy idea, it's totally arbitrary, and it goes against established [practices] on transferences," he said. "It's impeding against the free transfer system that works throughout the world. He cannot do that. It's impossible." Read the rest at Mother Jones

Related: Ask a Mexican: Why Are Some Mexican-Americans Voting for Trump? (CV Independent)

Related: Anti-Trump Mural on Border Fence Becomes Tourist Attraction in Tijuana (The Yucatan Times)

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