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Donald, duck: Ex-Mexican president announces spoof candidacy to be US president

He announced his candidacy in a video statement lampooning Trump with profanity and a “Vicente for Presidente” campaign song.

world Updated: Sep 10, 2017 12:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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‘America, I feel your pain’. Vicente Fox in his spoof candidacy video.(Screen grab)

Donald Trump had no chance of winning the US presidential election, critics had said. They turned out to be wrong, and now former Mexican president Vicente Fox is hoping that America will elect him as its next president.

Fox announced his spoof candidacy for the 2020 US presidential election on Thursday, in a video statement lampooning Trump with profanity and a “Vicente for Presidente” campaign song.

“America, I feel your pain. We all do. And that is why today I am proud to announce my candidacy for president of the United States,” said Fox, who wore a Trump-style red campaign cap that read: “Always ask before grabbing a pussy.”

(Warning:The video below has profanity)

“Donald, every time I make fun of you, which I do a lot, people say, ‘Why can’t you be our president?’ says Fox in the five-minute.

“Now, I know a lot of people will say ‘How can you be president? You are a Mexican’!” he says.

“And to those people, I have three words: Donald [f******] Trump. If that worn-out baseball glove tightly gripping a turd can be president, then amigos, anyone can.”

Fox then makes fun of Trump’s inauguration crowd size, his failure to build a wall at America’s border with Mexico, his lack of substantial legislation passed and concludes: “Donald, you suck so much at this job.”

Fox, who was Mexico’s president from 2000 to 2006, is a vocal critic of Trump. In February 2016, he called Trump “crazy” for demanding that Mexico pay for a border wall and accused him of “declaring war on the planet itself” when the US pulled out of the Paris climate deal.

First Published: Sep 10, 2017 12:41 IST