Former Mexican President Vicente Fox came out in support of Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, in a Thursday evening tweet.
.@BetoORourke, what a candidate you are! You not only understand America, you know about humanity. This is what the U.S. needs: someone compassionate yet firm. I stand with you because I believe you’re what America needs. pic.twitter.com/xccqvXFfk9
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) October 19, 2018
Fox served as the Mexican president from 2000 to 2006 and has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. The former Mexican president’s comments follow O’Rourke’s appearance at a CNN town hall Thursday evening and a debate with Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
O’Rourke is current trailing Cruz by several points in the Senate race.
Fox has often unleashed profanity laced pronouncements aimed at Trump, particularly on Trump’s declaration that the U.S. will make Mexico pay for his proposed wall along the southern border.
“I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall,” Fox declared in a Fusion TV interview. In another profane tweet Fox urged Trump to “get his shit together.”
.@realDonaldTrump, you’ve got to get your shit together: migrants are people who have left everything behind – not by choice, to pursue a better life. You must show compassion and humanity. your golden head and a #FuckingWall won’t stop these people’s dreams and hopes. https://t.co/JC1NETBKqP
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) May 17, 2018