Mexico Taunts U.S. Soccer–with Donald Trump Quotes

Mexican TV promo (Screenshot / SmileAds1 / YouTube)
Screenshot / SmileAds1 / YouTube

Mexican broadcaster Azteca decided to taunt Americans and the U.S. men’s soccer team with a new promotional video using footage of Donald Trump.

National Public Radio reports that the video advertises the scheduled U.S. vs. Mexico game on October 10, and starts with an image of the American flag blowing in the wind as Jimi Hendrix’s electric guitar rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” functions as the underscore.

A clip of Trump at his presidential announcement follows; he intones, “When Mexico sends it’s people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you.” The video then shows a clip of Giovani Dos Santos, a standout player, signing with the L.A. Galaxy this year, as well as Mexican soccer players on the field and at press conferences.

Trump follows, “Our country is in serious trouble,” preceding a mélange of clips featuring Mexicans scoring goals, U.S. soccer players visibly upset, and chagrined U.S. fans.

Trump is then shown declaring, “We don’t have victories anymore. No more,” followed by more celebratory feats of Mexicans.

The video concludes with Trump asserting, “The American dream is dead,” with a slower version of the same clip repeated to hammer home the point.

The winner of the Oct. 10 match in Pasadena will represent the CONCACAF region in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.

In the last three World Cup qualifiers between the two teams, the U.S. has won by identical 2-0 scores. In the thirteen games the U.S. has won since 2000 the score has been 2-0 eight times. The U.S. is 13-5-5 against Mexico since the start of 2000; U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has a 3-0-3 record versus Mexico.