Former Mexican president Vicente Fox mocks Trump with T-shirt reading 'can't build a wall if your hands are too small'

Staunch critic of US head of state posts picture of himself wearing hostile garment

Daniel Khalili-Tari
Saturday 07 April 2018 19:43
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The 75-year-old intends to use the money raised from the sales of the product to fund his non-profit group
The 75-year-old intends to use the money raised from the sales of the product to fund his non-profit group

Former Mexico president Vicente Fox has mocked Donald Trump with a T-shirt criticising his plans to build a border wall between Mexico and the United States, which reads: "Can’t build a wall if your hands are too small."

The T-shirt refers to a joke which came about during the US 2016 presidential campaign and was most notably used by Mr Trump’s primary challenger Marco Rubio, who ridiculed him about the size of his hands during a debate.

Mr Fox posted a picture of himself wearing the T-shirt on Twitter on Friday and a link to where to buy the product, which is no longer available. The design shows Mr Trump as a baby building a wall with toy bricks. Hoodies and long-sleeved shirts were also listed for sale with the same design.

Mr Fox has been a staunch critic of the president’s plans to build a border wall between Mexico and the US, as well as his intentions to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

In March, Mr Trump’s plans received a setback after lawmakers awarded him only $1.6bn (£1.14bn) of the $25bn he had requested for the construction of the wall and for extra border security measures.

Money raised from the T-shirts will be used to fund Mr Fox’s non-profit group, Centro Fox, which provides training for leaders in Mexico and Latin America, he said.

Mr Fox served as the president of Mexico for six years from 2000 to 2006.

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