Pelosi Has Surprising New Ally in Fight Against Trump
Although Vicente Fox is the former president of Mexico, having only served from 2000 to 2006, and has no power, no authority, no position in the Mexican government, no job in the capital, for some reason, he seems to believe his opinions are relevant – vitally important to international leaders and influential to voters.
Fox gained more attention from his use of the “F” word during interviews on Fusion TV and the FOX Business channel last month than any accomplishment during his single term as president or in the ten years since he left office.
He used the vulgarity to attack presidential candidate Donald Trump’s vow to force Mexico to pay for the construction of a wall along the border of the United States and Mexico to control drug smuggling and address the influx of illegal aliens, including Central Americans traveling through the country.
Fox apologized for the use of the word last week, but not for the content of his statement and his antagonism toward Trump, who he calls “stupid” and a “false prophet,” and Trump supporters who the former president says are “lazy, uneducated, TV-watching drunks.”
Now he has found an ally in his “anti-Trump” campaign after meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and plans to promote the presumptive Democrat candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who he says reminds him of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Comparing her to Britain’s “Iron Lady” might not be taken a complement by Clinton, however, as Thatcher was an arch-conservative who had a close working relationship with President Ronald Reagan.
The former Mexican president is not always diplomatic, though, once instructing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to “have a meal and leave” after a conference in the Mexican capital.
Pelosi met with Fox at the Mexico City airport to announce their anti-Trump partnership to persuade Latin American immigrants in the United States to vote for Clinton to “Stop Trump.”