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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Drops A Diss Video Against Trump And It’s Savage

It’s no secret that former Mexican President Vicente Fox dislikes Donald Trump. From the beginning days of Trump’s 2016 campaign, Fox made it clear that he thought Trump was a bad match for the United States and implored American voters (especially Latinos) to pick someone else through a series of scathing video ads.

Now, Fox is back with an SNL style sketch video lampooning the president for his most ridiculous moments and talking points, again urging Americans to select someone else come November’s election.

Vicente Fox is coming for Trump, taking no prisoners and I am here for every moment of it.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox – who was in office from 2000-2006 – has repeatedly attacked Donald Trump but his most recent video is at a whole other level. His video, which is part SNL sketch and part infomercial for his line of MAGA-inspired hats, is basically one of the most effective political ads against Trump that’s currently out there.

It’s absurd, over the top, and would likely have caused a diplomatic incident if we were living in any other era. Instead, it’s just good TV.

From his ranch, Fox asks Americans to vote “for someone who is a better president than Donald Trump.” In his words. “America, the rest of the world has its eyes on you, we are counting on you. You don’t have to vote for me,” he tells his viewers, “but please vote for someone who is a better president than Donald Trump.”

He closes the message with his two middle fingers raised from a hallway in clear allusion to Trump. Fox’s latest video is just the most recent in a string of stinging rebukes of Donald Trump.

The former president is also selling several hats that are definitely meant to troll Donald Trump.

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The video, although obviously an attack ad against Trump, is also a sort of ad for Fox’s line of hats that clearly make fun of Trump’s MAGA hats.

Fox has launched his own collection of red hats, identical to those worn by the current resident of the White House and his legion of MAGA-followers. They look exactly the same, down to the shade of red and typeface – except the phrases make light of some of Trump’s most absurd moments, arguments, and talking points. Some of the options include:

  • 65 million is more than 62 million
  • Always ask before grabbing a pussy
  • Putin is not my papi
  • Trump has baby fingers
  • Not afraid of stairs

Fox has a long history of mocking Trump, including several comments on Trump’s planned border wall.

The former president had worn a t-shirt that read: “Can’t build a wall if your hands are too small.” The T-shirt refers to a joke which came about during the 2016 presidential campaign and was most notably used by Trump’s primary challenger Marco Rubio, who ridiculed him about the size of his hands during a debate.

He also told Donald Trump: ‘I’m not paying for the f***ing wall!’

With a very blunt tone, Fox straight up told Trump ““I’m not going to pay for the f***ing wall.” The comment was in response to Trump’s announcement that Mexico would pay for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He went on to say that Trump should pay for it.

And when Trump one the Nevada primary in 2016, Fox questioned who the 44% of Hispanics were that voted for Trump.

“They are followers of a false prophet and he’s going to take them to the desert… And if they think they will benefit with an administration led by Donald Trump, they’re wrong. They must open their eyes…This nation is going to fail if it goes into the hands of a crazy guy”, he said in an interview with Fusion.

He’s also told Donald Trump that his ‘mouth is the foulest s***hole in the world.’

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After Trump made headlines for calling Haiti and African countries “shithole countries,” Fox fired back.

“Donald Trump, your mouth is the foulest sh*thole in the world. With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not,” he said on Twitter.

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Latinos For Trump Posted A Collage Of Flag For Hispanic Heritage Month And Got Some Wrong

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Latinos For Trump Posted A Collage Of Flag For Hispanic Heritage Month And Got Some Wrong

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Latinos for Trump has long been a confusing organization in the Latino community. President Donald Trump has built his administration and brand to be squarely against people of color. Now, the Latinos for Trump group caused a stir when they posted a collage of flags that are not quite right.

Latinos for Trump really thought they had something when they posted their Hispanic Heritage Month collage.

The first, and most obvious mistake, is that the Mexican flag is backwards. The flag is supposed to be green, white, and red in that order. As we can all see, the collage has a Mexican flag that is red, white, and green. The eagle is even facing the wrong way so someone literally flipped the flag the wrong way.

Of course, some people tried to make sense of the bizarre Mexican flag snafu.

Last year, the Trump administration announced that it was cutting aid to three countries in Central America. The countries were El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Fox & Friends picked up the story but told their audience that Trump was cutting aid to “3 Mexican countries.” Perhaps this Twitter user is right and the Latinos for Trump are trying to suggest the existence of other Mexicos.

Someone else pointed out the issues with the Guatemalan flag in the top right corner.

People are very defensive about their cultural heritage and national origin. Messing up someone’s flag is a very serious issue for people. Just ask a Cuban or Puerto Rican about people confusing their flags. It is never a good thing.

Some people fixed the image for them so the organization can see what it should have looked like.

Good, clean lines with all of the flags facing the right way. The creator even changed the message in the middle for the Latino community. It is clear that social media is still willing to show up and teach a couple of lessons here and there.

Others had a more direct message for Latinos for Trump.

We all know that social media is where things go to be manipulated and made fun of. It is very important that if you make something for social media that you take good care to make sure that you check all of the right boxes and execute your work right the first time.

READ: In A Seriously Awkward Announcement, Vice President Pence Went To Florida To Launch A ‘Latinos For Trump’ Coalition

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New Poll Finds That Young Latino Voters Consider “Racial and Ethnic Social Equality” the Most Important Issue This Election

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New Poll Finds That Young Latino Voters Consider “Racial and Ethnic Social Equality” the Most Important Issue This Election

In a poll of  638 young Latino voters, aged 18-34, conducted by BuzzFeed News in conjunction with Telemundo, the results found that the most pressing topics on the minds of young Latino voters was “racial and ethnic social equality”–an issue that 62.7% of the demographic considers the most urgent this election. And that’s not all.

The illuminating survey revealed that 55.8% of young Latino voters had participated someway in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

They expressed their support through physically demonstrating on the streets or other forms of activism like donating or boycotting. According to their responses, it was the fervor and intensity of the Black Lives Matter movement that has fueled their fire to vote. 

Although 60% of young Latino voters have committed to voting for Biden, 19% still say they will support President Trump come November. This response is surprising to some, considering that President Trump is almost universally considered the most anti-Hispanic, anti-immigration U.S. President in recent history. 

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While the passion and social activism of young Latinos is exciting, the lack of enthusiasm for Presidential candidate Joe Biden is cause for concern.

After all, as Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, put it in a New York Times opinion piece: “There is no route to the White House without the support of Latinos.” 

The poll also revealed Latinos’ overwhelming belief that there is no unifying political figure in the Latino community. When asked to name a politician who “goes out of their way to support their community,” the leading response was “Nobody”. Participants then listed Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez as second choices, each politician gaining 6% of the participants’ votes. 

“It’s heartbreaking,” said executive director of the group Alliance for Youth Action, Sarah Audelo, to NBC News.

We can’t have so many young Latinos disconnected from the process because they don’t feel part of it.”

Ramos described the tiresome election-year scramble to secure the Latino vote through cringey attempts at speaking Spanish and dropping in on Latino community events as “Christopher Columbus syndrome”. “It’s such an open and flagrant display of opportunism,” he wrote.

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