President Enrique Peña Nieto gave an interview today that saw him join the increasing list of people drawing comparisons between Donald Trump and fascist dictators.
The Mexican president previously relied on subordinates to make his administration’s Trump views clear. But, while speaking with El Universal, he accused the mogul and GOP frontrunner of damaging diplomatic relations between America and Mexico.
“That’s how Mussolini got in, that’s how Hitler got in,” Peña Nieto said. “They took advantage of a situation, a problem perhaps, which humanity was going through at the time. We don’t want that happening anywhere in the world.”
Peña Nieto also hit back at Trump’s “strident” populism by saying that the claims he makes about Mexicans belie how little he understands about the country. The president did promise, however, that he would respect America’s politics and attempt to work with whoever becomes the next elected leader.
Trump’s campaign has made Adolf Hitler comparisons all-the-rage these days as his incendiary proposals and demeanor draw the ire of more and more people. Former Mexican president Vicente Fox did this as well as he continued to push back at Trump’s insults and repeat that they won’t pay for a wall across the southern U.S. border.
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