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Two Former Presidents Of Mexico Compare Trump To Hitler

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s political rhetoric is “racist,” and evocative of Adolf Hitler, former Mexican President Felipe Calderón told reporters at an event in Mexico City on Saturday.

“This logic of praising the white supremacy is not just anti-immigration,” Calderón said. “He is acting and speaking out against immigrants that have a different skin color than he does, it is frankly racist and [he is] exploiting feelings like Hitler did in his time,” Calderón said.

Trump has accused Mexico of sending rapists and drug runners across the U.S. border and has said he will make Mexicans pay for a wall on the border.

Felipe Calderón was president of Mexico from 2006-12.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, Calderón’s predecessor, also compared Trump to Hitler in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN.

“He reminds me of Hitler,” Fox told Cooper on Friday.

(Reporting by Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein and Luis Rojas, editing by G Crosse)

Photo: Felipe Calderon, former Mexican president, delivers a speech during the High Level Segment of the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP 20 in Lima in this December 11, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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  1. Independent1 February 28, 2016

    Hopefully, like these two Mexican presidents, more and more Americans will soon start to realize just how fascist, and Hitler like, Trump, and similarly the GOP, have become. In addition to Trump’s hate and racist rhetoric, the GOP’s blatant gerrymandering of voting districts and blatant voter suppression tactics in the states they govern are just more evidence of how fascist the GOP has become.

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    1. Leftout February 29, 2016

      Oh oh , in what way is a Trump a racist , the two Mexican Politician are being silly and grandstanding , they know that only their northern border is porous , where as their ” racist ” southern border is an iron wall. We have plenty of brown skins in the country as well as Yellows, which I prefer , since they academically more industrious.

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      1. Independent1 February 29, 2016

        Virtually every word that spews from Trump’s mouth is racist – why would you suppose he has refused to disown the endorsement from David Duke the infamous KKK leader and super white supremacist???

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        1. Leftout February 29, 2016

          I was raise in the South , born in North. It was rare to hear about KKK, I had to look it up to see the atrocities they committed.
          Davis Duke is a rare person only surfacing at the prodding of Democrats it seems. His name is so rarely mentioned and I always think of Dule Family cigarettes and not even KKK. To not know what Duke stands for in modern times Is not unusual. As trump explained the media rapid fires several questions at once and is a technique used in journalism to have someone respond to a
          Part of the question and by extension imply that a person has responded totally to all parts Of The query . BOSTON school of journalism….. #401 •yellow journalism tricks and how to spot it”

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          1. bobnstuff February 29, 2016

            Trump know who he was in 2000, he know about him on Friday but he couldn’t recall him on Sunday. You would think he was testifying before congress. David Duke has been in the news enough that anyone paying attention should know the name. Trump is trying not to loose the KKK vote. He needs all the racist votes he can get.

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          2. The lucky one February 29, 2016

            Okay, so now he knows. Has he rejected the endorsement?

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          3. Leftout February 29, 2016

            He does not have not reject it, this could be an endless task , does he have to reject every endorsement that the republicans etc are giving him , does he have to reject his supporters , you guys are whacky about his non issue , like war on women and equal pay nonsense,

            There is virtually no anti black racism, except for a few amongst us but we work past it . I have many Black friends, Kikes Spicks, Pollocks, waps , Chinks and wasps and other ethnic types there are some culturally cringing aberrations in each group I have a list , I am a profiler ..,,. Hobby.

            Fortunately i am perfect and can see through your silliness .

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          4. The lucky one March 1, 2016

            Oh, I get it you’re trying to engage in satire.

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          5. Leftout March 1, 2016

            No, I feel, These distractions are expected by the media, as the war on women and equal pay nonsense , minor issues of life that are used a entrapment , including racism – virtually non existent issues in daily life . I have not experienced this and have worked and associated w many peoples on many economic levels and different cities.

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          6. The lucky one March 1, 2016

            If you are being honest that you have not experienced (or observed) racism then I feel sorry for you that you are so blind.

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          7. Leftout March 1, 2016

            No, there is some back room silly talk
            Occasionally amongst us a mixed blacks whites Latinos it is in good jest and actually breaks down barriers and misconceptions and we socialize with each other and realize we all cry, laugh and love.

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          8. InsideEye March 2, 2016

            Mark Halperin and his slimey partner hielman asked exactly the same type of KKK question several months ago, as jerk Tapper. Trump can see through this type of ployand answers cleverly . This is a republican set up to entrap .

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          9. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            I wouldn’t use “Trump” and “clever” in the same sentence. He is at his most clever when insulting people and quite frankly I heard better wit with “cut downs’ as we called them, back in high school.

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      2. The lucky one February 29, 2016

        “We have plenty of brown skins in the country as well as Yellows, which I prefer , since they academically more industrious.” The fact that you don’t consider that a racist statement shows why you are blind to the Duck’s blatant racism. I don’t think it would take much effort to be academically more industrious than you.

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    2. Buzzi Butt February 29, 2016

      Fascist? What does that make Obama, who continually tissues executive orders and mandates and expects them to be treated as law?

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      1. Independent1 February 29, 2016

        And what do you suppose that Teddy Roosevelt and Calvin Coolididge, two Republican who issued more than 5 times the EOs of Obama expected their EOs to be?? Or even Eisenhower and Reagan who penned more than 2 times what Obama did?? What did they expect from all their EOS??
        Obama has issued far less EOs THAN EVERY TWO-TERM GOP PRESIDENT IN OFFICE SINCE 1900!!! Only idiots like you have their heads so far up their butts they can’t see the light of day!!

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      2. The lucky one February 29, 2016

        Just another president because they all have done it.

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  2. Otto Greif February 28, 2016

    Two corrupt third-world politicians make unoriginal insult.

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    1. The lucky one February 29, 2016

      Unoriginal because it is so obvious in Trump’s case, but to be fair the Duck is not responsible for millions of deaths…YET.

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      1. Otto Greif February 29, 2016

        Trump is the peace candidate.

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        1. bobnstuff February 29, 2016

          Yes, he will leave the middle east in pieces. He will not only kill the fighters but their families as well. He will bomb the oil fields on day one. A true man of peace.

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        2. The lucky one February 29, 2016

          There is only one response to that bwahhahahhaha, because certainly you are joking.

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          1. Otto Greif February 29, 2016

            Trump is the only candidate who isn’t hostile toward Russia.

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          2. bobnstuff February 29, 2016

            No, just everyone else.

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          3. The lucky one March 1, 2016

            That’s because he feels a kinship with Putin. While Putin probably has a similar outlook as Trump and the same degree of respect for other people he will play Trump like a toy drum should we be so unlucky as to have Trump as our “leader”.

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          4. Otto Greif March 1, 2016

            Why do want to start a war with Russia?

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          5. The lucky one March 1, 2016

            You should be in politics Otto. You have a talent for tangents that distract from the vacuousness of your own statements. Just because I believe Putin and Trump share the same moral character doesn’t mean I want war with Russia.

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          6. Otto Greif February 29, 2016

            Why Trump Is Panicking Robert Kagan. That neocons would exit the GOP to support Clinton was clear from the start.

            “many of Trump’s positions are not all that different from what the GOP has espoused in the past when it comes to domestic issues. It is on foreign affairs where Trump represents a marked shift and it is this that truly troubles the neocon wing.

            Trump has made it clear that he’s dubious about foreign interventions. He’s indicated that he would treat with Russian president Vladimir Putin. His entire foreign policy credo, such as it is, seems to have a Jacksonian pedigree—don’t tread on me.

            For its part, neoconservatism has always had a nationalistic streak. But Trump represents everything that the neocons believed that they had purged from the GOP. He represents continuity with the Buchananite wing, the belief that America should tend to its own knitting before launching hopeless wars abroad. When it comes to foreign policy, however, the second generation of neocons such as Kagan does not trace its lineage back to Ohio Senator Robert Taft but to the one that Republicans in the early 1950s reviled: the Truman administration.

            Here we come full circle. The origins of the neocons are in the Democratic Party. Should Clinton become the Democratic nominee and Trump the Republican one, a number of neocons may make common cause with Clinton.”

            http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-trump-panicking-robert-kagan-15329

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          7. bobnstuff February 29, 2016

            Which Trump are we talking about since he has at one time or another been on every side of every issue. The only thing he hasn’t wavered on is how great he is.

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          8. Otto Greif February 29, 2016

            You should have paid less attention to Bernie’s losing campaign and more to Trump’s winning campaign.

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          9. bobnstuff February 29, 2016

            I thought I was talking about the great and powerful Trump. He is having trouble remembering his own lies. One day he says one thing and the next he claim he never said it.

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          10. The lucky one March 1, 2016

            “The origins of the neocons are in the Democratic Party.” You’ll have to explain that one for me. If you’re trying to make the case that Trump is the “peace candidate” you may want to drop the connections to a “Jacksonian pedigree”. Jackson was one of the most racist, vicious and belligerent of all our presidents.

            I agree on HRC’s war mongering but how do we know what Trump’s intentions are in this area. He has zero history or experience in foreign affairs so we are stuck with his word which it’s pretty obvious is the word of a con artist. He says he’ll negotiate with Putin but how will he react when Putin refuses his demands? Putin is much more experienced and also far more intelligent than Trump, or any of the rest for that matter.

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          11. Otto Greif March 1, 2016

            The first neocons were Jewish liberals.

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          12. The lucky one March 1, 2016

            I doubt that but give me some names and i’ll check it out. But don’t bother with any links to websites full of lies like the one you posted regarding the homicidal, genocidal, corrupt slave monger Andrew Jackson. Funny though that you even mention him since he detested cowardly people born to privilege like your hero Donald Drumpf.

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          13. Otto Greif March 1, 2016

            That was an essay from the National Interest, its author is an academic specializing in foreign policy. You should read it instead of reacting so emotionally.

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          14. The lucky one March 1, 2016

            I did read the portion about Jackson since I know his history and it was so full of lies and distortions that I figured I couldn’t trust any of the rest. Sorry if you find my historically accurate description of Jackson to be emotional but I have a visceral reaction to racists especially the genocidal variety which Jackson clearly was.

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          15. Otto Greif March 1, 2016

            You claimed you wanted to know what people mean when they call foreign policy Jacksonian, obviously that’s not the case.

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          16. The lucky one March 1, 2016

            No, I said Jackson was not a good person to be comparing one’s favored candidate to given that he was a racist genocidal murderer. He didn’t pursue imperialist adventures abroad because he knew it was much easier and personally profitable for him to just steal land from the natives.

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          17. Otto Greif March 1, 2016

            “ Neoconservatism–the term was Michael Harrington’s–originated in the 1970s as a movement of anti-Soviet liberals and social democrats in the tradition of Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Humphrey and Henry (“Scoop”) Jackson, many of whom preferred to call themselves “paleoliberals.” While there was a pro-Israel wing, the movement’s focus was on confrontation with the Soviet bloc abroad and on the defense of New Deal liberalism and color-blind liberal integrationism against rivals on the left at home. With the end of the cold war and the ascendancy of the Democratic Leadership Council, many “paleoliberals” drifted back to the Democratic center.”

            http://www.thenation.com/article/tragedy-errors/

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          18. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            Good source, thanks, a scholarly article very much unlike the extremely inaccurate portrayal of Jackson in the other piece you recommended. Your statement that the “First neocons were Jewish liberals” is true to a point. Not all of the original neocons were Jewish and not all were liberals or rather paleoliberals as they called themselves. It’s not that shocking. Look at HRC. She professes to be a liberal while acting very much a neocon in foreign policy, probably her Goldwater republican roots coming to fruition.

            The article noted as your excerpt shows “With the end of the cold war and the ascendancy of the Democratic Leadership Council, many “paleoliberals” drifted back to the Democratic center.” In other words they abandoned neocon ideology probably because they saw the fallacies that it was based on or maybe they were prescient and could see where those policies would take us. Those that stayed the neocon course Rumsfeld, Cheney, Perle etc. certainly could not be considered liberal by any stretch of the imagination.

            It’s worth sharing where modern neocon thinking has taken us. From the article:

            ”They said Saddam had WMDs. He didn’t. They said he was in league with Osama bin Laden. He wasn’t. They predicted that no major postwar insurgency in Iraq would occur. It did. They said there would be a wave of pro-Americanism in the Middle East and the world if the United States acted boldly and unilaterally. Instead, there was a regional and global wave of anti-Americanism.

            There is no neocon network of scheming masterminds–only a network of scheming blunderers. As a result of their own amateurism and incompetence, the neoconservatives have humiliated themselves.”

            Vote Sanders.

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          19. Otto Greif March 2, 2016

            There was nothing inaccurate in the other essay, and the neoconservative movement has been disproportionately Jewish.

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          20. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            The portrayal of Jackson as a “great” president is extremely inaccurate. He is widely regarded as one of the worst.

            I don’t know what the % of neocons that are Jewish is. You don’t either. Cheney is one of the most extreme and he’s not Jewish. But religion really doesn’t matter.

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          21. Otto Greif March 2, 2016

            This survey of several hundred members of the American Political Science Association on the topic of presidential greatness ranked Jackson at number nine:

            http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/fixgov/posts/2015/02/13-obama-measuring-presidential-greatness-vaughn-rottinghaus

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          22. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            Political science, now that’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one.

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          23. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            I guess it all rests on what you consider great. I can’t accord any degree of greatness to a large slave holder who practiced genocide and reaped material wealth from it. He also expanded political patronage tremendously under his watch.

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          24. Otto Greif March 2, 2016

            The disproportionate influence of Jews in the neoconservative movement has been well documented by Jewish neoconservatives:

            http://www.amazon.com/The-Neoconservative-Revolution-Intellectuals-Shaping/dp/0521545013

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          25. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            You may very well be right but what is the significance of that? Would you agree that neoconservative policy has been an utter disaster.

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          26. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            You mean there were 7 who were actually worse?

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          27. Otto Greif March 2, 2016

            He’s ranked eighth greatest. Learn how to read a table.

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          28. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            All a matter of opinion. Learn how to interpret sarcasm.

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          29. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            Do you deny that he was a large slave holder, practiced genocide against native Americans and murdered other men in duels? I would give him some slack on duels because presumably they were “fair” fights but the other two are inexcusable and in no way honorable or fair.

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          30. Otto Greif March 2, 2016

            You said he was widely regarded as “one of the worst” presidents, which is false. Even if you weren’t wrong about that, it’s irrelevant to what the term Jacksonian foreign policy means.

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          31. The lucky one March 2, 2016

            My assertion is not false. I didn’t say it was unanimous. It depends how on what you value. If imperialistic genocidal land grabbing is a primary value then no question Jackson is one of the greatest.

            “it’s irrelevant to what the term Jacksonian foreign policy means” that is true but i didn’t say it wasn’t. ill repeat it one more time. You said Trump has a Jacksonian pedigree. I responded that Jackson may not be a good person to compare one’s hero with given Jackson’s racist genocidal history. But actually you were right, Trump is a racist though he doesn’t own slaves, only because it is illegal, and his statements about killing the families of “terrorists” shows he has a genocidal bent as well. So my apologies, you are indeed correct in stating that trump has a Jacksonian pedigree.
            Cheers

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          32. Otto Greif March 2, 2016

            It clearly is false, and you are still ignorant of what it means to call Trump’s foreign policy views Jacksonian.

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          33. The lucky one March 3, 2016

            Not false. Jackson is only great in the sense that Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Stalin, Hitler etc. were great. Trump has no serious foreign policy views and a total lack of experience in this area, so saying his views are Jacksonian, whatever that might mean, is absurd.

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          34. Otto Greif March 3, 2016

            You still don’t know what Jacksonian means, great job.

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          35. The lucky one March 3, 2016

            Well that makes two of us then because you apparently know very little about Jacksonian Democracy” I’ll provide a link on the unlikely possibility that you would like to learn. I say you know little because portraying Trump as Jacksonian is ridiculous.

            I can see where you got confused. “Jacksonianism appears as a political impulse tied to slavery, the subjugation of Native Americans, and the celebration of white supremacy—so much so that some scholars have dismissed the phrase “Jacksonian Democracy” as a contradiction in terms.” Given Trump’s racism there is an element of Jacksonian character in him.
            On the other hand:
            “According to the Jacksonians, all of human history had involved a struggle between the few and the many, instigated by a greedy minority of wealth and privilege that hoped to exploit the vast majority. And this struggle, they declared, lay behind the major problems of the day, as the “associated wealth” of America sought to augment its domination.”

            makes it pretty clear how Jackson and his followers would have viewed someone like Trump.

            http://www.history.com/topics/jacksonian-democracy

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          36. Otto Greif March 3, 2016

            I’m not confused at all.

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          37. The lucky one March 3, 2016

            Okay, I was trying to be charitable, willfully ignorant is more accurate since the only thing Jacksonian about Trump is his racism.

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          38. Otto Greif March 3, 2016

            You don’t know what Jacksonian means.

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          39. The lucky one March 3, 2016

            Pretty funny coming from someone who clearly does not understand the term even though he was the one to introduce it. I do understand why you are a Trump or should i say Drumpf supporter though.

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          40. Otto Greif March 3, 2016

            I understand the term, you refuse to read an essay explaining it because Andrew Jackson triggers you.

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          41. The lucky one March 3, 2016

            I did read an essay explaining Jacksonian Democracy, oxymoron though it may be. My quotes came from the article.

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          42. The lucky one March 3, 2016

            A Jacksonian pedigree could also mean that a president is seen as being strong and effective neither descriptor fits your boy Donnie since he has ZERO public service or leadership experience. It could also indicate a disregard for international law and that is one place that Trump would be considered Jacksonian since his call for murdering the families of ISIS fighters is a clear violation of law and would constitute a war crime.

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          43. Otto Greif March 1, 2016
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  3. Buzzi Butt February 29, 2016

    These 2 politicians are from one of the most corrupt counties in the world. During their period of rule, tens of thousands of Mexicans died at the hands of the drug cartels, masses immigrated to the evil U.S.A. to escape poverty, the indigenous population are still 2nd class citizens. I would have to say their comments amount to an endorsement of Trump

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    1. bobnstuff February 29, 2016

      Hate to break this to you but they aren’t even in the top 15 most most corrupt.

      http://247wallst.com/special-report/2016/01/27/the-most-corrupt-countries-in-the-world-3/6/

      The mass immigration stopped eight years ago and they have been our front line against illegals. They turn away far more then get to our borders. If you are going to say something look up the facts first.

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  4. John Irby February 29, 2016

    Okay, I was thinking more on the order of Pee Wee Herman, but I can see going along with Hitler, in a Kafkaesque sort of way. How in blue blazers did he manage to steal so many Murdoch’s Morons away from Rupert? Only Zeus knows.

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  5. Firbolg February 29, 2016

    1] Please note the introduction of “race”. When did ‘Mexican’ [a nationality] become a separate ‘race’?
    2] How would Fox and Calderon respond if 10% of the US population illegally immigrated to Mexico?

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