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Former President Fox: Why a Trump Presidency Should Scare Mexicans, Americans

Alexandra Zavis - The Los Angeles Times
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May 10, 2016

So how do you guys really feel about each other? (Facebook/

Mexico's former president Vicente Fox isn't the guy you would expect to see sporting a bright pink Donald Trump brand tie.

Fox has had plenty to say about the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee - and none of it is complimentary. But then he has a point he wants to make:

"Look at the back, hidden here," he says, pointing to the manufacturer's label. "'Made in China.' So he's really protecting workers in the United States, protecting jobs in the United States."

Fox, a rancher and former Coca-Cola executive who served as Mexico's leader from 2000 to 2006, has long identified with the Republican Party. But in this election, he supports the candidacy of a Democrat: Hillary Clinton.

"What choice do I have?" he told the Los Angeles Times last week.

Like many Mexicans, he sees in Trump's aggressive rhetoric an alarming xenophobia that could prove disastrous to relations between the countries and harm both their economies. He and other prominent Mexican figures, including former President Felipe Calderon, have been making a concerted effort in recent weeks to promote the benefits of migration and free trade.

In an interview with The Times, Fox took issue with Trump's often-repeated assertion that the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement is a bad deal, offered up alternatives to deporting an estimated 11 million migrants in the U.S. illegally and said he hoped that California would legalize the recreational use of marijuana, a proposal that appears headed for the November ballot.

Read the rest at Los Angeles Times

Related: Mexico’s Ex-President Apologizes to Trump — On the Condition He Apologize to Everyone Else (Mashable)

Related: Vicente Fox Blames U.S. for Drug War; Violence ‘Is Produced Here’ (Breitbart)

Related: Former Mexico President Vicente Fox Drops 'F' Bomb About Trump Wall - Again (NBC News)

Related: In Bad Company: Do Businessmen Really Make Good US Presidents? (Daily Maverick)

Related: Why Mexico’s Elite Might Just Favor Donald Trump (New America Media)

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