During an interview with FOX Business Network’s Sandra Smith, Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, weighed in on Donald Trump and his plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
“I think he is a false prophet -- that he is very ignorant on [the] economy, very ignorant about trading… Putting bricks, building buildings is not running an economy. I think it’s totally misleading,” he said.
He argued that building walls between countries doesn’t work.
“Walls don’t sustain themselves. All walls have failed. The Chinese wall, the Berlin Wall -- all walls don’t work. Isolating yourself only takes you to failure. So, this nation so great, so big with such great people--the American people cannot isolate itself. It’s [the U.S.] been the leader of the world since the founding fathers… Everybody [in] this nation, starting with its founding fathers has built bridges, has built relationships and that’s what makes this nation so great… Migration is a two-way street.” he said.
Fox also weighed in on trade relations between the U.S. and Mexico.
“The trade balance between Mexico and [the] United States is reaching a trillion [dollars]… we export half from Mexico to [the] United States but we import half of that amount into Mexico buying all kinds of products which means millions of jobs for U.S. citizens. So he [Trump] is absolutely ignorant [with] what trading is, what creating wealth is all about. So he needs some learning about how to run a nation.”