Former Mexican President Vicente Fox bashed U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump for a second day Friday, likening the Republican front-runner to Adolf Hitler.
Fox, who on Thursday bitterly rebuffed Trump's proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, doubled down on the acrimony in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.
“Today, he's going to take that nation back to the old days of conflict, war and everything," Fox said. "I mean, he reminds me of Hitler."
That's not all. Fox continued: “He has offended Mexico, Mexicans, immigrants. He has offended the pope. He has offended the Chinese. He's offended everybody.”
Fox’s latest attack came a day after he went for the holy grail of things you don’t do on television: drop the F-bomb. He used it to torpedo Trump’s idea of building a border wall, which Trump claims Mexico will finance.
“I'm not going to pay for that fucking wall,” Fox told Fusion's Jorge Ramos in an interview Thursday. Trump, offended at the expletive that he, too, has used in public, demanded an apology.
“I am not going to pay for that … fucking wall.”
The Hitler sling takes it up a few notches.
And on Saturday, a second former Mexican president likened Trump's rhetoric to Hitler's.
"This logic of praising the white supremacy is not just anti-immigration," former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told press in Mexico City. "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."
Being compared to the genocidal Nazi leader is nothing new for Trump, who has trumpeted plans to seal the border and ban Muslims from entering the country.
As CNN notes, Anne Frank's stepsister accused Trump of “acting like another Hitler” last month. In December, former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman likened Trump’s remarks about Muslims to Hitler. In Los Angeles, Trump’s Hollywood Star was painted with a Swastika. And street art in Atlanta had a Trump caricature (with Hitler-like mustache) displayed on a Nazi flag.
Stay tuned for Trump's response!
Editor's note: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.