Former Mexican President: 9/11 Caused Trump’s Election

The former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, recently appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” claiming that President Trump and his “authoritarian” tendencies are only accepted by  Americans because of the constant fear and anger “since 9/11.”

Partial transcript as follows:

BRZEZINSKI: In his new book “Let’s Move on Beyond Fear and False Prophets” He writes about what concerns more about Trump is his message, ‘All false prophets create a heightened sense of looming danger that allows them to consolidate power to a tragic end. Historically the reaction of the panicked people is to retreat to their respective tribes and there you see the rise of protectionism, nationalism, populism, xenophobia, racism, misogyny and homophobia with the reactions of increased hate speech and violence towards anything foreign. Today Trump is the West’s most powerful false prophet.’ I think that’s really well put. You saw it with the carnage speech, the way he’s laid out his presidency is to make everything seem a lot worse than it is and that he is somehow the savior. And now even makes very misleading false statements about the state of our economy or the state of our country, again, to prop himself up. Is that part of being a false prophet?

FOX: It is. It is. It’s based on fear.

BRZEZINSKI: Right.

FOX: When you have fear then you react in favor of the authoritarian. I’m sorry for my voice.

BRZEZINSKI: No problem. We can hear you.

FOX: And that’s the case with Trump.

BRZEZINSKI: Right.

FOX: I think this nation, I sense it has fear since September 11, and it tries to see enemies everywhere, even Mexico, with your neighbor. So that’s something that Trump is abusing of, taking advantage of.

  • DONALD KALINOWSKI

    This moron has to stay out of our Country, he is a disgrace to the Mexican people

  • William L. Ramsburg

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  • Joseph C Moore USN Ret

    Anti American Constitution, leftist spewing ideology on leftist, anti-American Constitution spewing radio and television programs by a former president of a failing country.

  • Rachel

    Obama was authoritarian

  • Larry Rhodes

    Vicente, Tu es MUY LOCO!! Yes, the THREAT OF TERRORISM because of OBAMA’S and other LIBERAL DEMOCRATS in office THREATENED OUR security by ALLOWING and ENCOURAGING Muslim (both radical & non-radicals due to the “LACK” of REQUIRED VETTING practices were allowing this massive influx, BUT its also because of the OVERWHELMING CORRUPTION and the OVER ABUNDANCE of the DRUG CARTELS BUYING OFF the MEXICAN GOVERNMENT (including the Mexican local politicians and law enforcement) allowing the DRUG CARTELS to ENSLAVE Mexican Nationals into their “manufacturing, harvesting, and trafficing” WITHOUT INTERNAL MEXICAN ENFORCEMENT to STOP, PREVENT, or ENFORCE CRIMINAL activity (which YOU TOO FAILED as president) have NO RIGHTFUL reason to POINT FINGERS or CAST YOUR FAILURES upon ANY COUNTRY!!! In fact, you ENCOURAGE your people to flood our country with CRIMINALS and TERRORIST as you hope (know) that they will bring MONEY back into your POOR, CORRUPT COUNTRY where not only the DRUG MONEY will filter into MEXICO’S ECONOMY (which basically HAS NO TRUE EXPORTS of its own because of the LACK of the MEXICAN GOVERNMENT to assist your MANY farmers to PROPERLY grow crops for to produce food for your OWN country let alone to export)!!!! Not to mention the MEXICAN GOVERNMENT EXTORTS the money sent back by the MANY WORKING immigrants from Mexico (both legal and ILLEGAL) to their families via TAXES your government IMPOSES on them!! YOU, Vicente and your FELLOW CORRUPT politicians are no better than LEECHES living off the BLOOD of your people who are nothing more than SLAVE LABOR for your corruptness!!!!

  • Timothy Toroian

    Tell Vinchente that Trump IS NOT authoritarian! He’s does less authoritarian crap than his asinine predecessor. And tell him he is Chickensh__. He sucked at running Mexico.

  • Tim

    Vincente should really work on the hellhole he ruled first. How does he explain so many so desparate to leave a country bursting with natural resources and rich farmland! A country destroyed by one thing only, corrupt politicians and all the crime and corruptiin that follows!

    • Renellin

      The left would like to emulate him.

  • Crookedhilary

    What an ass. Trump was elected BECAUSE we had had 8 years of socialist rule. Barak and Hitler are BOTH card carrying members of that party

    • Dan M Ketter

      Why me & Linda Rae voted for Hillary because she was the most qualified candidate. Trump turned out to be racist, with fascist ideologies like Hitler & his Nazi party. Heck, republican neo-nazi skinheads along with the KKK latched onto Trump as early as 2016. My father fought the Nazis during WW2 and Trump brought them back to us.

      • Renellin

        There is no philosophy closer to that of Hitler than Saul Alinky’s rules for radicals. You look in the face of a woman who detests not only the military, but the very people who protect her. She has broken more laws, committed treason repeatedly, and is the most corrupt politician ever to have run. And those are just her good points. Trump isn’t racist, or fascist. Hitlery RC is. But racist doesn’t really suit her, because she hates everyone outside those she authorizes to bask in her glory.

        • Crookedhilary

          Trump is racist as much as Hilary and Barak. ALL of them are card carrying members of the socialist party

    • Dan M Ketter

      I am Dan Ketter and I have a small penis

      • edwin

        You and Trump have something in common.; I hope that is the only comparison.

    • edwin

      Not since FDR was in the office at the depth of the Great Depression, has a president confronted such a profound economic crisis on the first day in office. The banking system was collapsing, the two big automotive companies were near bankruptcy, unemployment was rising and the housing market was in a free fall. It was Obama’s policies, enacted into law despite unprecedented Republican obstruction, that helped turn the economy around. In fact, Obama’s policies have been far more successful than Roosevelt’s New Deal program. It was increased wartime production after 1939, not New Deal programs, that ended the depression. Obama ended the “great recession” while slowly disengaging the nation from active involvement in two foreign wars.
      Just about every economic indicator reveals an American economy on the rebound, and the growth has far outpaced that in other developed nations. You would not know that by listening to the cartoonish complaints of the Republican candidates running for president. What they fail to mention is that the economic results would be even better had it not been for the Republican-imposed sequester in 2011.
      Like all “great” and “near great” presidents, Obama not only solved the problems he inherited, he has managed to leave his own mark on the institution. With the Affordable Care Act, Obama accomplished what every Democrat since Harry Truman has tried but failed to pass — national health insurance for all Americans. He has championed other reasonable policies — fighting global warming, ending gun violence through sensible gun control legislation, and immigration reform — only to have his initiatives stymied by conservative opposition. Most of all, Obama has been masterful in exercising the intangible aspects of the presidency — inspiring people with his words, and articulating a clear alternative vision for the nation that makes his opponents appear small-minded and petty. And lets not forget the symbolic power of being the nation’s first African American president.
      Obama’s accomplishments in foreign policy have also been notable. In addition to the economic crisis at home, Obama inherited unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only has Obama been winding down America’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has reoriented the nation’s priorities abroad and articulated a more modest vision for America’s role in the world. He signed a controversial nuclear deal with Iran, opened relations with Cuba, and has refused to be drawn into another ground war in the Middle East. His Eisenhower-like restraint in the use of military power has sent Bush-era neoconservatives into hysterics, but it has dramatically improved America’s image in the world.
      What remains unclear is whether Obama’s vision and his policies will reshape the Democratic party and Obama to be one of the greatest

      Contrary to the way people seem to frequently put it, the Presidency is not like being a Chief Executive Officer. Not only does the analogy end up being an incomplete description of presicsely what a President’s duties and role in the Federal Government actually are, but it deliberately ignores the significant differences between the two roles. When a corporate CEO makes a decision, he can reasonably expect that what he decides will be what actually happens, and if it doesn’t then he’s going to fire someone. To some extent, the CEO is restrained by the Board of Directors, which does ultimately have the power to remove him or her, but for the most part what the CEO says goes. No such luck for a President. Even with the way that Presidential powers have expanded in recent years, there is still much that an American President cannot do without the agreement of other branches of government. Often this means having to negotiate with a Congress controlled in whole or in part by the opposing party, but sometimes a President must also deal with opposing factions in his own party. Just ask Barack Obama about that one.
      Another issue goes to the entire idea of the outsider President. The President is, above all, a politician and being a successful President means being able to successfully work ones way through the Washington political scene. This doesn’t mean that the President needs to be a Washington insider, of course. Some of our best President — Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton are two that come to mind — were not part of the Washington scene when they became President, but they had political skills learned from the time they were Governors that they were able to use to great effect in Washington. Of course, being a Governor doesn’t always lead to success in Washington, as Jimmy Carter could testify. For the most part, though, the kind of political skills one tends to learn as a Governor is a prerequisite for being a good President. Businessmen don’t learn those kinds of skills, and they’d have a steep learning curve transitioning from the business world to the Oval Office. Herbert Hoover was a businessman, how did that turn out? CEO’S are by the nature of their job description are dictators. evan a mild mannered CEO would have a hard time compromising. Trump would be a disaster

  • J. P. Lynch

    I don’t know who is more deplorable, Brzezinski or Fox?? Or stupid? I wish I could unread this article.
    Hard to understand Mika and Joe still have a show .

  • MajorPain

    Vicente Fox Failed Mexican President is probably the biggest POS to ever hold office in Mexico. This Coca Cola Truck Driver is Responsible for the mass Migration of 15 million illegal immigrants to the US since 2006 Failed to stem the growth of drug Cartels Failed to create any Policies that would enable Job Growth there are quite a few Failures. But sit their and claim Americans are the Problem He should be Arrested if he ever steps inside the US again as an Enemy Combatant.

  • Joe Martinez

    Shut up Vicente Fox you never helped the Mexican people all the time you were President you probably were just filling your pockets with Cartel pay off money. We the people voted for Trump yes out of fear. Fear that Hillary, Pelosi and on the sidelines Obama would continue to sell this Great Country out from the American people to the highest Bidder.

  • f–k you el presidente! fox!

    • edwin

      Pres. Fox is right , if Bush hadn’t screwed VP Gore out of the 2000 election, we wouldn’t have Trump today

  • Tim

    This is one stupid man to have been a president but look where he was president says it all!

    • Dan M Ketter

      He is more honest with the American taxpayers than our draft dodger president is. Trump said Mexico will pay for his memorial wall and not Americans, yet Trump shut down the government over lack of tax payer funding for his wall? Doesn’t make a bit of sense to me either

      • Renellin

        Draft dodger. Are you kidding?

  • Hyrdr

    FIX YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND STFU

  • Hyrdr

    Oh yea. And BUILD THE WALL!!!!

  • Renellin

    What an utter crock. Trump is the most optimistic guy out there. He’s not scaring anybody. Pelosi speaks of Armageddon, dems speak of the end of the world, Trump simply says, check your bank account–it is improving.

  • edwin

    Pres. Fox is right , if Bush hadn’t screwed VP Gore out of the 2000 election, we wouldn’t have Trump today. We wouldn’t be 20 trillion in debt. no Iraq war or Afghanistan war.

  • edwin

    You didn’t see that type of fear or hate during the Pres. Obama years.
    Not since FDR was in the office at the depth of the Great Depression, has a president confronted such a profound economic crisis on the first day in office. The banking system was collapsing, the two big automotive companies were near bankruptcy, unemployment was rising and the housing market was in a free fall. It was Obama’s policies, enacted into law despite unprecedented Republican obstruction, that helped turn the economy around. In fact, Obama’s policies have been far more successful than Roosevelt’s New Deal program. It was increased wartime production after 1939, not New Deal programs, that ended the depression. Obama ended the “great recession” while slowly disengaging the nation from active involvement in two foreign wars.
    Just about every economic indicator reveals an American economy on the rebound, and the growth has far outpaced that in other developed nations. You would not know that by listening to the cartoonish complaints of the Republican candidates running for president. What they fail to mention is that the economic results would be even better had it not been for the Republican-imposed sequester in 2011.
    Like all “great” and “near great” presidents, Obama not only solved the problems he inherited, he has managed to leave his own mark on the institution. With the Affordable Care Act, Obama accomplished what every Democrat since Harry Truman has tried but failed to pass — national health insurance for all Americans. He has championed other reasonable policies — fighting global warming, ending gun violence through sensible gun control legislation, and immigration reform — only to have his initiatives stymied by conservative opposition. Most of all, Obama has been masterful in exercising the intangible aspects of the presidency — inspiring people with his words, and articulating a clear alternative vision for the nation that makes his opponents appear small-minded and petty. And lets not forget the symbolic power of being the nation’s first African American president.
    Obama’s accomplishments in foreign policy have also been notable. In addition to the economic crisis at home, Obama inherited unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only has Obama been winding down America’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has reoriented the nation’s priorities abroad and articulated a more modest vision for America’s role in the world. He signed a controversial nuclear deal with Iran, opened relations with Cuba, and has refused to be drawn into another ground war in the Middle East. His Eisenhower-like restraint in the use of military power has sent Bush-era neoconservatives into hysterics, but it has dramatically improved America’s image in the world.
    What remains unclear is whether Obama’s vision and his policies will reshape the Democratic party and Obama to be one of the greatest

    Contrary to the way people seem to frequently put it, the Presidency is not like being a Chief Executive Officer. Not only does the analogy end up being an incomplete description of presicsely what a President’s duties and role in the Federal Government actually are, but it deliberately ignores the significant differences between the two roles. When a corporate CEO makes a decision, he can reasonably expect that what he decides will be what actually happens, and if it doesn’t then he’s going to fire someone. To some extent, the CEO is restrained by the Board of Directors, which does ultimately have the power to remove him or her, but for the most part what the CEO says goes. No such luck for a President. Even with the way that Presidential powers have expanded in recent years, there is still much that an American President cannot do without the agreement of other branches of government. Often this means having to negotiate with a Congress controlled in whole or in part by the opposing party, but sometimes a President must also deal with opposing factions in his own party. Just ask Barack Obama about that one.

    Another issue goes to the entire idea of the outsider President. The President is, above all, a politician and being a successful President means being able to successfully work ones way through the Washington political scene. This doesn’t mean that the President needs to be a Washington insider, of course. Some of our best President — Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton are two that come to mind — were not part of the Washington scene when they became President, but they had political skills learned from the time they were Governors that they were able to use to great effect in Washington. Of course, being a Governor doesn’t always lead to success in Washington, as Jimmy Carter could testify. For the most part, though, the kind of political skills one tends to learn as a Governor is a prerequisite for being a good President. Businessmen don’t learn those kinds of skills, and they’d have a steep learning curve transitioning from the business world to the Oval Office. Herbert Hoover was a businessman, how did that turn out? CEO’S are by the nature of their job description are dictators. even a mild mannered CEO would have a hard time compromising. Trump would be a disaster