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Former president: A Trump presidency risks trade war

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.



Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says a Donald Trump presidency could lead Mexico and the United States to a trade war that would hurt both countries.

A day after Trump stretched his lead over GOP rivals with wins in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii, Fox said that if Trump were to impose tariffs, Mexico would have to react in kind.

Fox said, "We are going to lose everything in a trade war."

He added yesterday that it was up to Hillary Clinton to "save" the United States from a Trump presidency.

Fox also criticised Bernie Sanders as a proponent of the kind of "stupid" populism that has led to "demagogy" in some Latin American nations.

Nor does he like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who Fox said "denied their (Latino) origins".