By Cathy Burke | Saturday, 27 Feb 2016 07:10 AM Associated Press
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is ramping up his criticism of Donald Trump, saying the GOP front-runner's campaign rhetoric reminds him of Adolf Hitler.
"He said he was going to bring America to what it was? That's crazy,"Fox said in a phone interview on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" on Friday night.
"Today, he's going to take that nation [United States] back to the old days of conflict, war and everything. I mean, he reminds me of Hitler. That's the way he started speaking."
"He's behaving very very very poorly," he added.
Fox said Trump has "offended everybody."
"He has offended Mexico, Mexicans, [and] immigrants," Fox said. "He has offended the Pope. He has offended the Chinese."
The tirade comes a day after Fox dropped the F-bomb in response to Trump's vow that he will make Mexico pay for a wall between the Mexico-U.S. border.
"I will speak to him," Fox tells Cooper. ""No apologies."
If Mexico would make it a crime of their own to run our borders, maybe they would think twice about. As it is now, even IF they get deported, when they get home, they can turn around and do it again. But if they knew they would face charges in Mexico if they get deported or if they return to visit relatives, that might deter some of them.
The government of Mexico is as much to blame for this problem as is ours. Most illegals are unemployed in Mexico and the poorest of their poor. I'm sure their government is glad to palm them off to us and let us worry about taking care of them.
If Mexico took proper care of their people, this problem wouldn't exist. For example, how many illegal alien Austrians are there in Germany? Aside from a few who may be wanted by the law in Austria and are hiding in Germany, I'd say none.
How many illegal alien Canadians are there in the United States? Again, except for a handful of wanted criminals, I'd say none.
Mexico is a poor country and they don't have the money to take care of their people? Firstly, that is not our problem, it's theirs.
Secondly, why are they so poor? According to Wikipedia, the average income of people in the cities is $26,500 a year. Many Americans make less than that, and things cost less in Mexico.
It's true that the income of rural people - who comprise most of the illegal aliens is a little over $8,000 a year, but like I said, things are cheaper down there. If they would stop having ten kids per family, their money would go further. Here's a no-brainer: A small family costs less than a large one.
Here's more from Wikipedia:
The electronics industry of Mexico has grown enormously within the last decade. Mexico has the sixth largest electronics industry in the world after China, United States, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Mexico is the second largest exporter of electronics to the United States where it exported $71.4 billion worth of electronics in 2011. The Mexican electronics industry is dominated by the manufacture and OEM design of televisions, displays, computers, mobile phones, circuit boards, semiconductors, electronic appliances, communications equipment and LCD modules. The Mexican electronics industry grew 20% between 2010 and 2011, up from its constant growth rate of 17% between 2003 and 2009. Currently electronics represent 30% of Mexico's exports.
Mexico produces the most automobiles of any North American nation. The industry produces technologically complex components and engages in some research and development activities. The "Big Three" (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler) have been operating in Mexico since the 1930s, while Volkswagen and Nissan built their plants in the 1960s. InPuebla alone, 70 industrial part-makers cluster around Volkswagen. In the 2010s expansion of the sector was surging. In 2014 alone, more than $10 billion in investment was committed. Kia Motors in August 2014 announced plans for a $1 billion factory in Nuevo León. At the time Mercedes-Benz and Nissan were already building a $1.4 billion plant near Puebla, while BMW was planning a $1-billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosí. Additionally, Audi began building a $1.3 billion factory near Puebla in 2013.
The domestic car industry is represented by DINA S.A., which has built buses and trucks since 1962, and the new Mastretta company that builds the high-performance Mastretta MXT sports car. In 2006, trade with the United States and Canada accounted for almost 50% of Mexico's exports and 45% of its imports. During the first three quarters of 2010, the United States had a $46.0 billion trade deficit with Mexico. In August 2010 Mexico surpassed France to became the 9th largest holder of US debt. The commercial and financial dependence on the US is a cause for concern.
The remittances from Mexican citizens working in the United States account for 0.2% of Mexico's GDP which was equal to US$20 billion per year in 2004 and is the tenth largest source of foreign income after oil, industrial exports, manufactured goods, electronics, heavy industry, automobiles, construction, food, banking and financial services. According to Mexico's central bank, remittances in 2008 amounted to $25bn.
Major players in the broadcasting industry are Televisa, the largest Spanish media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and TV Azteca.
Add to that, Mexico is one of the major tourist destination spots in the world. Cancun is as popular as the Riviera.
They have more than sufficient resources. If they'd only tax their well-to-do sufficiently, and manage their government's income properly, they should be every bit as capable of taking care of their people as we do - which is not saying much. We have a problem with unemployment, homelessness, and other things, but as Mexicans are still the number one illegal immigrants, they feel they are better off here than there and there is no valid reason for this.
Vicente Fox should help his own country get their affairs in order before criticizing us or our people. If all the countries where the illegals are coming from would do that there wouldn't be a problem at all.