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Vicente Fox: Fidel Castro Was an ‘Authoritarian’ Leader — ‘Similar to Trump’

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Tuesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings With Maria,” former Mexican President Vicente Fox compared President-elect Donald Trump to the late communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

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Fox said, “Castro was a dictator and a very dangerous and terrible dictator. But Cuban people in Cuba is our brothers. We are great friends. We never came up with the embargo deal. We trade with them, investing in Cuba. Cuba has also very strong relationship with Mexico that is different from Castro brothers. I hope they just go away, and let free the people of Cuba. Cuba is about to be a great Latin America nation as soon as they get rid of the Castros. Nobody needs dictators. And by the way, that authoritarian leader is very similar to Trump. They lie, cheat they are false prophets. They promise many things not able to comply.”

When host Dagen McDowell objected to the comparison of Trump to a “murdering thug who tortured people,” Fox continued by saying, “No, I don’t take it back, I insist. On his genes, they are similar authoritarians. They impose their wills. They only think that they have the right and the reason. He only won — in the case of Trump with 25 percent of American support — American and citizen support. That it doesn’t give him enough of a mandate to impose his own ideas over a nation and over the world.”

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