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Vincente Fox Is Back To Make Fun Of Donald Trump

Former Mexican President Vincente Fox has been among the most effective trolls against Donald Trump ever since Trump the candidate announced his policy that he would build a wall on the southern border that Mexico would pay for. Now, he’s out with a video that takes the game to a new level:

The United States just elected an outsider president, and now Vicente Fox is hoping it will elect a Mexican.

The former Mexican president announced his spoof candidacy in the 2020 U.S. presidential election on Thursday, in a five-minute video statement shellacking President Trump with profanity and mariachis belting out his “Vicente for Presidente” campaign song.

“Donald, every time I make fun of you, which I do a lot, people say, ‘Why can’t you be our president?’ ” said Fox, who emerged last year from a sleepy post-presidency on his ranch in central Mexico to become an Internet sensation as one of Trump’s most consistent and brutal comedic critics.

“America, I feel your pain. We all do. And that is why today I am proud to announce my candidacy for president of the United States,” said Fox, who pulled on a Trump-style red campaign cap that read: “Always ask before grabbing a pussy.”

Fox, president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, reemerged into the public eye last year when he gave interviews to The Washington Post and another media outlet ripping Trump over his proposed border wall. He said Mexico would never pay for the wall, deploying very unpresidential and headline-grabbing F-bombs to punctuate his anger.

Since then, Fox has become a salty and often brutal alternative voice to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has about 20 percent approval ratings in the polls and is widely seen in Mexico as not nearly tough enough on Trump. No country has been singled out for criticism by Trump more than Mexico, and Mexicans have responded by bashing Trump-effigy piñatas.

Fox has channeled that popular anger into videos that skewer Trump in the same blunt, street-style language that helped propel Fox, a former Coca-Cola executive and rancher, into power in Mexico in 2000.

“Now, I know, a lot of you will say, ‘How can you be president? You’re a Mexican,’ ” Fox says in his video announcement. “And to those people, I have three words: Donald [F—ing] Trump. If that worn-out baseball glove tightly gripping a turd can be president, then, amigos, anyone can!”

Fox goes on to make fun of Trump’s inauguration crowd size, his lack of progress on the border wall, his lack of substantial legislation passed and concludes: “Donald, you suck so much at this job.”

Here’s the latest video:

As political comedy goes this is pretty good. And if it serves to make Trump mad, it’s even better.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

Comments

  1. Paul L. says:

    How about hypocrite Oligarch Vincente Fox works to open up Mexico’s immigration policy before criticizing ours and pushing for illegal aliens to get full US Constitutional rights equal to US Citizens.

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  2. CSK says:

    I lost count of the times I laughed out loud. Priceless. Vicente, you are one of the great comic talents.

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  3. Gustopher says:

    Are we great again yet? On a scale of 1 to 10, how close are we to great?

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  4. appliances. says:

    Heya this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors
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    blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get advice from someone with
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  5. Franklin says:

    Ouch, that was vicious!

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  6. Mister Bluster says:

    How about we start a GoFundMe account so Paul L can get an
    “AABGAP” Red Hat. He seems like such a polite fellow.

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  7. rachel says:

    @Mister Bluster: Sure, and throw in some Desitin too.

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  8. wr says:

    @Paul L.: How about Paul L. gets a clue?

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  9. wr says:

    @appliances.: WordPress has templates that you can use with zero coding ability. I’d guess other platforms do as well.

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  10. MarkedMan says:

    @wr: WR, I think this is a spam bot.

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