Mexicans back ex-President Fox in vulgar spat with Trump


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans are backing former President Vicente Fox in his verbal spat with Donald Trump after Fox called the Republican front-runner “crazy” and a “false prophet” and Trump replied that Fox ought to be “ashamed of himself” for using a profanity.

In the streets of Mexico’s capital, newspapers and social media, locals sided with the usually unpopular ex-leader over Trump, who is probably viewed even more negatively by Mexicans for campaign rhetoric denigrating immigrants as “rapists” who bring crime and drugs to the United States.

People also largely shrugged off Fox’s use of an F-bomb in an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos to emphasize that he has no intention of paying for Trump’s border-wall plans.

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