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Pelosi Plots With Mexico's Vicente Fox to Defeat Trump

Nancy Pelosi weekly press conference, Washington DC, America - 21 Apr 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a meeting with former Mexican President Vicente Fox to discuss ways that Mexico could intervene in the U.S. election in order to defeat Donald Trump in November.

Fox also bashed Trump supporters, referring to them as lazy, TV-watching drunks.

Washington Examiner:

In an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner Friday, 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.

He 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.”

On a media tour to promote an anti-Trump, “compassionate, intelligent leadership” agenda, he 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.

“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,” he said.

“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.

He 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.

So Fox doesn’t like Trump and his name calling, but feels perfectly justified in making racist cracks about Trump supporters? Looks like Fox was trying to out-Trump Trump.

Can you imagine if the roles were reversed and some Mexican politician was plotting with an American to have the U.S. intervene in a Mexican election? Who do you think would be the first Mexican patriot to rail against U.S. interference?

Fox may be a hypocrite, but I’m sure he’s grateful to Pelosi for the opportunity to blatantly violate international norms to lecture Mexican Americans on whom to vote for.

And if this meeting was on the up and up, why didn’t Pelosi issue a statement about it? Was it supposed to remain a secret? It would be interesting to know the reaction of ordinary Democrats to the notion that their House leader was conspiring with a foreign power to interfere in our election.

Maybe Cuba, Iran, Venezuela, and other countries with anti-American governments would like Pelosi to pay them a visit too. The Democrats are going to need lots of help and there must be some countries standing in line to assist them.