Mexico’s Leader Likens Donald Trump’s Tone to Hitler and Mussolini’s

3/7/2016 New York Times

enrique-penanietoMexico’s president has said that his country will not pay for Donald J. Trump’s proposed wall along the United States-Mexico border, and has likened the presidential candidate’s “strident” tone to that of dictators like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini during their ascents.

President Enrique Peña Nieto’s comments, published in the Excélsior newspaper on Monday, were among the most critical public statements yet by a foreign leader about the New York billionaire.

Mr. Trump has set off outrage in Mexico with his campaign vow to build a wall along the United States’ southern border to keep out undocumented immigrants and drugs, and to make Mexico pay for it.

Asked by Excélsior whether there was a scenario under which Mexico would pay for a wall, Mr. Peña Nieto was clear. “There is no scenario,” he said. “I have to say that I regret” the plan.

He added, “Of course I can’t agree with this American politician’s position.”

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