Former Mexican President Vows Not To ‘F—king’ Pay For Border Wall, Trump Responds With Threat
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has now vowed twice not to pay for Donald Trump’s border wall.
FOX: I declare, I’m not going to pay for that f—king wall! He should pay for it! He’s got the money!
JORGE RAMOS: Are you afraid that he’s going to be the next president of the United States? What would that mean for Mexico?
FOX: Not at all. Not at all. Not at all. Democracy cannot take to crazy people that doesn’t know what’s going on in the world today. What is Trump? He’s not a Republican. Absolutely not! Those are not the Republican principles. He is not a Democrat. He is just himself. He’s egocentric. China and Mexico are the two largest trading partners.
MARIA BARTIROMO: Which is why [Trump] thinks he’s going to be successful and Mexico’s going to pay for the wall because he knows Mexico needs the U.S. when it comes to trade – just the way the U.S. needs Mexico.
FOX: I have to say, we’re not, I’m not going to pay for that f—king wall! I am not! And he should know that. And I’m not going to apologize.
During Thursday’s GOP debate, Trump responded with a threat of his own.
WOLF BLITZER: How are you going to make them pay for the wall?
TRUMP: I will, and the wall just got 10 feet taller, believe me. Just got 10 feet taller. We can do it for 10 to 12 [billion] and it’s a real wall. This is a wall that’s a heck of a lot higher than the ceiling you’re looking at. This is a wall that’s going to work. Mexico will pay for it because they are not doing us any favors.
BLITZED: If the Mexicans don’t pay for the wall, will you start a trade war with Mexico?
TRUMP: Well, you know, I don’t mind trade wars when we’re losing $58 billion a year … You want to know the truth, Mexico just took Carrier Corporation – maker of air conditioners. They just took Ford – they’re building a $2.5 billion plant. They just took Nabisco out of Chicago. They’re taking our businesses. I don’t mind.