Mexican President Compares Trump's Rhetoric to Hitler

March 08, 2016
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Meanwhile, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has refused to pay for the wall Donald Trump has vowed to build between the United States and Mexico. Peña Nieto criticized Trump, invoking the fascist leaders Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

President Enrique Peña Nieto: "And there have been episodes in human history, unfortunately, where these expressions of this strident rhetoric have only led to very ominous situations in the history of humanity. That’s how Mussolini got in. That’s how Hitler got in. They took advantage of a situation, a problem perhaps, which humanity was going through at the time, after an economic crisis. And I think what (they) put forward ended up, at what we know today from history, in global conflagration."


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