Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump became the presumptive nominee for the Republican nomination for the presidency, he was already proving a stark contrast to the man who has occupied that position for the past seven years, Barack Obama.

Trump gained instant notoriety early on in his campaign when he vowed to build a wall at the southern border between the United States and Mexico as part of his plan to deal with the immigration crisis and then went on to boldly proclaim that he would make Mexico “pay for it.”

Critics guffawed and President Obama and Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton argued that even if a wall could be built on the 3,000-mile border, it would be impossible to force Mexico to bear the financial responsibility for its construction.

In fact, on February 25, former president of Mexico Vicente Fox in an interview on the Hispanic television cable channel, “Fusion,” told Jorge Ramos in no uncertain terms that Mexico would not pay.

“I have to say we're not, I am not, I am not going to pay that f***ing wall,” he said. “I am not. He should know that, and I'm not going to apologize.”

Trump immediately took to Twitter, one of his favorite forms of communication, writing: FMR PRES of Mexico, Vicente Fox horribly used the F word when discussing the wall. He must apologize! If I did that there would be an uproar!”

Instead, Fox repeated his statement, expletive included, to a shocked Maria Bartiromo on FOX Business.

On Wednesday, Trump got his apology.

In a moment reminiscent of the release of American hostages on Ronald Reagan’s Inauguration Day after they had been held in Iran for 444 days during the Jimmy Carter administration, Fox sat for an interview with Breitbart and sang a different tune to the man who may be the next president.

“I apologize. Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love thy neighbor.”

h/t: Young Cons


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