Mexican president says Trump's language like that of Hitler

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto compared the language of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to that of dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in an interview published Monday, and said it has hurt U.S.

See Full Article

-Mexico relations.

Asked about Trump, Pena Nieto complained to the Excelsior newspaper about "these strident expressions that seek to propose very simple solutions" and said that sort of language has led to "very fateful scenes in the history of humanity."

"That's the way Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived," Pena Nieto said.

Pena Nieto until now had avoided direct comments on Trump, who has pledged to build a wall along the two countries' borders. Trump also has said Mexican immigrants bring crime and drugs to the U.S. and are "rapists."

But as the New York businessman has built a lead in the GOP primary, current and former Mexican officials have begun to publicly express alarm. Former Presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon also have alluded to Hitler in describing Trump.

In the interview with Excelsior, Pena Nieto said "there is no scenario" under which Mexico would pay for the border wall, as Trump proposes.

But he said he would work with whoever eventually wins this year's U.S. presidential election and to maintain a climate "of mutual respect and joint agreements."

In another interview published Monday, with the newspaper El Universal, the president said he would be "absolutely respectful" of the U.S. political process, but said, "It appears to me that (Trump's comments) hurt the relationship we have sought with the United States."



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Montreal mayor, police chief apologize for historical anti-LGBTQ raids

    Canada News CTV News
    MONTREAL -- Puelo Deir, one of the grand marshals in this year's Pride Parade in Montreal, was at city hall Friday and said he had no idea the mayor and police chief were going to apologize to the LGBTQ community. Source
  • Alberta police seek man seen shooting dog with handgun

    Canada News CTV News
    COALDALE, Alta. -- Mounties in southern Alberta are looking for a man who was seen shooting a dog with a handgun after driving over the animal while exercising it. RCMP say they want to question the man spotted on Monday afternoon just south of Coaldale. Source
  • Police hunting for stolen SUV after officer dragged in London, Ont.

    Canada News CTV News
    LONDON, Ont. - Provincial police say they're looking for four suspects after an officer was dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop. They say the officer stopped an SUV early Friday for allegedly driving the wrong way on a road in London, Ont. Source
  • Montreal amusement park yanks carousel horse showing Indigenous man’s severed head

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    Montreal’s La Ronde amusement park says it has removed a carousel horse depicting an Indigenous man’s severed head in a bag. The move comes after several complaints, including one by a resident of the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve near Montreal who shared a photo of it online this week. Source
  • Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

    World News CTV News
    ABERDEEN, Wash. -- One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future. Source
  • Iqaluit RCMP send help to Cape Dorset, Nunavut, to pursue man on the run since June

    Canada News CBC News
    Iqaluit RCMP are sending additional resources to Cape Dorset, Nunavut, today, to help bring in a man who's been on the run from police for seven weeks. David Mikkigak, 37, is wanted on a number of offences including assault and forcible confinement from June. Source
  • In wake of Barcelona attack, Toronto's CNE reassures visitors event is safe

    Canada News CTV News
    TORONTO -- The Canadian National Exhibition is reassuring visitors the Toronto event is safe in the wake of yesterday's attack in Barcelona. The event's CEO says the multi-day fair enhanced its security plan within the last year, following several terrorist attacks in London and Paris. Source
  • Over 250 sex traffickers and buyers arrested in Texas: Cops

    World News Toronto Sun
    HOUSTON — More than 250 sex buyers and traffickers have been arrested in the Houston area during a monthlong sting operation, authorities said Friday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the arrests by his agency and Houston police accounted for about 25 per cent of more than 1,000 arrests made by a coalition of 37 law enforcement agencies in 17 states. Source
  • 66 cats rescued from foreclosed Pennsylvania home

    World News Toronto Sun
    SNYDERSVILLE, Pa. — A group of volunteers rescued more than 60 animals from the same home where humane officials found 122 cats two years ago. Volunteers from Camp Papillion animal shelter and the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe took 66 cats and one dog from the home. Source
  • Neo-Nazis get permission for Berlin march but with restrictions

    World News CTV News
    BERLIN -- Given Germany's grim history as the home of National Socialism and the efforts it has made since then to atone for its genocidal past, it might seem surprising that far-right extremists who glorify a dead Nazi official are allowed to march in his honour this weekend. Source