The Denver Post’s Jesse Paul reports on former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s visit to Denver yesterday–in which Fox kept his now-legendary trolling of U.S. President Donald Trump going with mucho gusto:
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Tuesday kicked off his multiday visit to Denver this week by praising the city’s efforts to protect immigrants living in the U.S. illegally and blasting President Donald Trump over his proposed border wall and views on NAFTA…
Speaking to reporters about Trump’s proposed border wall, Fox used an expletive and called the U.S. president’s efforts misguided. [Pols emphasis]
“It’s criminal to separate families,” Fox said of the Trump administration’s crackdown on unlawful immigration.
Fox said that President Trump’s characterization of the trade deficit as a zero-sum game shows “absolute ignorance on how the economy works.” Companies in North America have increased production, he said, because of their partnerships and a developed global supply chain.
Opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is of course not cleanly partisan, but Colorado in particular is an exporting state that has seen economic growth and jobs from trade with Mexico–making an easier argument here than the Rust Belt for keeping the treaty in its substantially present form. You might not agree with Fox on this point, but it’s perfectly understandable why he’s making the case in our state.
Once you reconcile where you stand on that issue, Fox’s comments about Donald Trump’s basic comprehension skills, and where Trump can stuff his proposal to build a wall on the Mexican border, should enjoy much broader consensus.