On Sunday, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon attacked Republican candidate Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall to stop illegal Mexican immigrants from entering the United States. Donald Trump has campaigned on a promise that he as President would make Mexico pay for the obstacle that will reduce the illegal immigration. On the O’Reilly Factor, Trump said how he would get Mexico to pay for such a wall. He said, “I’m gonna say, ‘Mexico, this is not going to continue, you’re going to pay for that wall,’ and they will pay for the wall. And Bill, it’s peanuts, what we’re talking about.”
Former President Felipe Calderon said about Trump, “If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade [or] for people is going to provide prosperity to the United States, he is completely crazy. “Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall,” Calderon told CNBC in a recent interview. “And it’s going to be completely useless.” Continuing Caldron said, the U.S. would stand to be the first loser of such a wall, said Calderon, who served as president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. “If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade [or] for people is going to provide prosperity to the United States, he is completely crazy,” Calderon said.
For his part, Trump has stated repeatedly that as President he will get the wall built. At the third Republican Debate Trump said, “We’re going to do a wall; we’re going to have a big, fat beautiful door on the wall; we’re going to have people come in, but they’re going to come in legally.” He continued on that idea with, “Mexico’s going to pay for the wall,” he said. “I love the Mexican people; I respect the Mexican leaders, but their leaders are much sharper, much smarter and more cunning than our leader.”
Donald Trump, in his campaign for President has said of illegal immigration and Mexico, When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he declared in June. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Caldron cautioned against a candidate like Trump saying, “It is incredible that a quite admirable society like the American society could produce such kind of candidates,” and that “I cannot understand that. No offense, no offense to America. So Donald Trump … is ambitious but not exactly [a] very well-informed man. I don’t want to say ignorant, but he is not very well informed.”