Almost nobody in U.S. national politics seems concerned about Mexican meddling in U.S. politics. As the Mexican elite gets more and more hysterical about Donald Trump, it ought to become even more obvious, and Trump should make a campaign issue of it.
A recent installment is open collusion between former Mexican president Vicente Fox and congressional Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. As reported by the Washington Examiner:
Latin America's toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to Hillary Clinton.
By Paul Bedard and Sean Langille, Washington Examiner, May 6, 2016
Shouldn’t Nancy Pelosi be called on the carpet by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan? Paul Ryan wouldn’t do that, would he?
In an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner Friday [May 6th], former Mexican President Vicente Fox also said that he is "becoming a fan of" Clinton, who he compared to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and he disparaged Trump supporters as lazy, uneducated, TV watching drunks.
So Fox is insulting Trump supporters, eh? And that’s supposed to convince them to stop supporting Trump?
Donald Trump needs to hear about this, he’d have a field day. I hope he does hear about it.
[Fox] complained that that Mexico buys billions of dollars of items from the United States that create 10 million American jobs, but Trump supporters still "don't respect us."
He added, "We need to wake up that citizen. We need them to take them away from the TV and drinking beer, to working hard, to getting the skills, to getting knowledge, and they will come along, like everybody else."
So you’re going to wake up the Americans you have just insulted?
On a media tour to promote an anti-Trump, "compassionate, intelligent leadership" agenda, [Fox]said that he met with Pelosi at the airport in Mexico City Sunday and discussed ways he can help convince Latin American immigrants in the United States to reject Trump.
Yes, Nancy Pelosi, along with a congressional delegation, was in Mexico City, where she told a Mexican newspaper that Mexico shouldn’t worry about Trump, that the candidate "is speaking to a minority, people who are insecure, who maybe lost their job and think it was because of immigration, because of trade, so I think it's putting too much weight on all this, but he only has one half of one half, 25 percent." (See here).
So there’s Nancy Pelosi, in a foreign capital, running down Americans who lost their jobs. That’s a real class act. Trump ought to make a campaign issue out of that also.
Back to the Examiner:
"What I've been saying here, I told her. Count with us, with all Mexicans, to support the Democratic Party because you've done much better with us than the Republican Party," [Fox] said.
Remember when Fox was president, how the Dubya camp went on and on about how Fox was pro-American and Mexican immigrants were natural Republican voters?
"We will never convince any Mexican either in the (United) States or in Mexico or any Latin American in the States or Latin America to support this false prophet," he said.
He repeatedly called Trump "stupid," and a "false prophet," and called on Americans to "wake up" and reject the Republican.
Fox is really getting hysterical about the Trump Campaign.
[Fox] even slapped Trump's tweet on Cinco de Mayo that he was eating a taco bowl made by in the Trump Tower Grill. Fox said Trump "is going to get an indigestion. That's not Mexican food."
Fox's disagreements with Trump are well known, so during the interview he focused on those who support the Republican, calling on them to educate themselves on why Trump's policies are wrong.
"It's fear that's making you follow Trump," he said.
Sounds like it’s fear causing the Mexican elite to lash out against Trump.
President of Mexico for six years, and a friend of former President Bill Clinton, Fox said that the Republican Party was "making a big mistake" in having Trump as the GOP nominee and said the party will pay a big price in the fall elections.
Let us see about that, Vicente.