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Former Mexico president Vicente Fox rips Donald Trump: ‘I’m not going to pay for that f***ing wall’

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox. AP

In a scathing takedown of United States presidential candidate Donald Trump, former Mexico president Vicente Fox told Fusion that Trump is a “crazy guy” and urged Hispanics in the U.S. who support the billionaire real estate tycoon and reality TV star to “open their eyes.”

Fox, speaking to Jorge Ramos, also uttered a profanity-laced statement regarding Trump’s assertion that he will build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and that the Mexican government will pay for it.

“I declare, I’m not going to pay for that f***ing wall,” Fox said. “He should pay for it. He’s got the money.”

Asked if he’s concerned that Trump will become the next U.S. president, Fox replied: “Not at all. Democracy can’t take us to crazy people that don’t know what’s going on in the world today.”

As for Trump winning 44 percent of the Hispanic vote during Tuesday’s caucus in Nevada, Fox said: “I’d like to know who those Hispanics are because they are followers of a false prophet. He’s going to take them to the desert. And if they think that they will benefit with an administration led by Donald Trump, they are wrong.

“They must open their eyes. Please, you Hispanics … in the U.S., open your eyes. [The U.S.] is going to fail if it goes in the hand of a crazy guy. What is Trump? He’s not a Republican … he’s not a Democrat. He’s egocentric.”

Fox, 73, served as Mexico’s president from 2000 to 2006. Mexico’s current president is Enrique Peña Nieto.

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