Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is back to jabbing Donald Trump on Twitter, particularly as the U.S. president-elect has waffled on his pledge to have Mexico pay for a border wall and amid questions about Russian interference in the election.
Fox on Friday slammed Trump after he said that he is planning to have Mexico reimburse U.S. taxpayers for his campaign promise to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
Fox tweeted, “TRUMP, when will you understand that I am not paying for that f—— wall. Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it.”
And on Thursday, Fox tweeted, “Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument. Another promise he can’t keep.”
Trump is still insisting that Mexico will ultimately pay billions for the construction of a massive wall along the southern border.
While discussing Trump’s border wall proposal on live television last February with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos, Fox said “I’m not going to pay for that f—ing wall. He should pay for it.” Trump responded quickly on Twitter, but only objected to Fox’s choice of words.
“FMR PRES of Mexico, Vicente Fox horribly used the F word when discussing the wall. He must apologize! If I did that there would be a uproar!” he tweeted.
Fox also on Friday commented on the declassification of a report from the U.S. intelligence community that concluded Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an “influence campaign” aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Trump.
“Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating. Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this.Are you a legitimate president?” Fox tweeted Friday night.
Trump lost the popular vote to Clinton by 2.9 million votes — not more than 3 million votes, as Fox said in his tweet — which has been something of a touchy subject for Trump, who has cited his Electoral College lead to highlight his win.
Fox was not the only former Mexican president tweeting at Trump on Friday.
Felipe Calderon tweeted, “To @realDonaldTrump : The more jobs you destroy in México, the more immigrants the American people will have. Think a little!”
Trump’s transition team did not immediately respond to CNN’s request to comment on the tweets.
Fox was one of Trump’s harshest critics during the 2016 election. During Trump’s campaign, he called him a “false prophet” and said the then-Republican nominee heralded the return “to the era of the ugly American” during an interview in May.