After GOP nominee Donald Trump announced his plan to strengthen national security and enforce existing immigration laws, the reaction from the left was hysterical. Securing our border and deporting people who are here illegally was seen in liberal circles as racist and xenophobic because that’s just how liberals roll.
Amazingly the liberal reaction was mild compared to what Vincente Fox has said. The former president of Mexico is threatening a war with the US if “racist gringo” Trump wins the White House. This is no bullshit, he actually said Mexico will go to war with America over Trump.
Fox did an interview on the Kickass Politics podcast where he took several swipes at Trump:
“These words and message of hate…We’re coming back to the era of the ‘ugly American.’ Which was the gringo was hated all around the world. And this guy, pretty soon he got the title. He is the ugly American. He is the hated gringo, because he’s attacking all of us. He’s offending all of us,” said Fox.
Trump’s so-called message of hate was that some illegal aliens from Mexico are rapists, drug dealers, and criminals. This is a fact that no one accusing Trump of racism can deny. At no time do he say this about all Latinos or all Mexicans. I fail to see how this offended all Mexicans or was an attack on their entire country.
But speaking off being offensive, Fox referred to Trump as the “hated gringo.” Gringo means “foreigner” in Spanish but is generally used as derogatory term for white Americans. Fox calling Trump a gringo would be like Trump calling Fox a “beaner,” except that Trump never did anything of the sort.
And is it just me, or does it seem ridiculous that a foreigner is calling an American, on US Soil, a foreigner? That’s as stupid as someone yelling at a Mexican in Mexico to “go back to Mexico.”
Despite the fact that Trump didn’t insult the Mexican people or the their country, Fox is still furious and ready to take extreme action:
“Imagine, that could take us to a war. Not to a trade war,” he said.
Is this guy out of his freakin’ mind? He was the president of Mexico so presumably he is aware of the Mexican military’s severe limitations, especially in confronting the world’s only superpower. Even those jackasses in Iran and North Korea aren’t stupid enough to threaten a war with the US.
He continued the joke when he said in broken English and Spanish that they have a saying in Mexico that they are small but like “the jalapeño.” And in case you aren’t frightened by tiny spicy people, Fox gave this f*cking hilarious warning:
“Don’t play around with us. We can jump walls. We can swim rivers. And we can defend ourselves,” finished Fox.
This pathetic threat makes me think of the end of the film Machete, where the Mexican landscapers turn their gardening tools into weapons and the vatos transform their lowriders into war wagons. I guess Mexico’s war plan is to get the US military laughing so hard that they can’t concentrate on fighting.
I say bring it. America could use a quick and decisive military victory and, let’s face it, it would solve a whole bunch of trade and immigration problems that the current administration is unwilling to deal with.