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Ex-Mexican president Fox: Trump like Hitler, 'false prophet'

This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," February 29, 2016. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

 

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border has been a big part of his 2016 campaign, but not everyone is happy. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is blasting Donald Trump for the idea, and especially Trump's plan to make Mexico pay for the wall.

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VICENTE FOX, FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT: I have to say we're mad. I am not going to pay for that [bleep] wall. I am not. And he should know that. I'm not going to apologize.

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VAN SUSTEREN: And just a short time ago, Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox went On The Record.

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VAN SUSTEREN: Mr. President, it's very nice to you have join us, sir.

FOX: Greta, it's a pleasure. Thank you for inviting me.

VAN SUSTEREN: Mr. President, do you think the United States has a problem with illegal immigration. And if so, does Mexico have any part or any role in this?

FOX: Yeah. We both have a problem. We are partners. We are friends. We are neighbors. And we have to deal with huge amount of problems that come in that border. And this specific problem, migration, was dealt with when I was president with the administration of President Bush, and with the cooperation of Senator McCain and Senator Kennedy who presented a bipartisan bill to Congress. And Congress, unfortunately, has not processed that bill. So when you do not take action, then everything can happen like is happening today.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. What would you propose as a solution to this problem?

FOX: OK. I think it's right there in that bill. Number one, you have to solve the case of this 11 million undocumented Mexicans working in the U.S. economy, that are working productively, consistently, with loyalty. They are working for many families, they are working for many companies. They are working, harvesting the vegetables in California, harvesting the apples in Washington, working with the service industry, kitchens, and the restaurants. And so, it's good people. People that is honest, decent, and loyal and they deserve this opportunity. Now, we must work together to legalize or to document that situation. That's an act of Congress, not in the hands of Donald Trump with ideas of building walls. That's not the answer to a problem. We are partners, friends, neighbors, like we are, the United States, Canada, and Mexico can work out.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Now, I read over the weekend that you referred to Donald Trump as like Hitler. Was that just you getting hot under the collar or do you believe that?

FOX: No. I believe that. Because he his messages, the language he is using his overprotection, the race and everybody else out of the box, out of the wall. And not wanting to deal with anybody and the way he deals with Congress, U.S. Congress and the way he refers to congressmen, to Senators is incredible. A lot of things show that he is an authoritarian person, but egocentric and that is he a false prophet.

VAN SUSTEREN: Mr. President, thank you so much for joining us, sir. I hope you will join us again.

FOX: My pleasure, Greta. See you soon.

VAN SUSTEREN: Thank you, sir.

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