Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox apologies to Trump for using F-word on ‘wall proposal’
“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,” Fox told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview in Santa Monica, California.
To show his sincerity, the former Mexican leader invited Trump to come to Mexico and see the county for himself.
“I don’t think he should follow the strategy of attacking others, offending others, to get to his purpose. There are other ways and means of doing it,” Fox stressed, adding, “I invite him to come to Mexico and to see what Mexico is all about.”
In February, Fox said Trump had offended Mexicans by proposing that a wall be built along the US-Mexican border – and on Mexico’s dime to boot.
“I’m not going to pay for that f***ing wall,” Fox said in an interview with CNN.
He then went as far as comparing the Republican presumptive nominee to Adolf Hitler, saying that Trump would take the US “back to the old days of conflict, war and everything.”
Donald Trump responded to Fox via Twitter, demanding an apology.
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 a uproar!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2016
At the time, Fox told CNN that there would be none forthcoming, but he has now clearly reconsidered, while leaving the door open for Trump to do the same.
“Love your nation. Love the world,” he said. “Yes, I’m humble enough as leadership be, [a] compassionate leader. If I offended you, I’m sorry. But what about the other way around?”
Fox has stressed that trade between the US and Mexico is important, stressing that America primarily benefits from Mexican labor.
He has called on Trump to be more responsible in his rhetoric, and even extended his hand to convince him to “think intelligently” about trade and other issues.