In a live interview on today’s Morning Joe, Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, explicitly compared President Trump to “Hitler,” and the Republican part to the “Nazi party.”

He did so in response to a request for clarification from Willie Geist, who noted that yesterday Fox had said: “when I saw [the] gathering of the Republican party retreat, Trump being there reminded me of Hitler addressing the Nazi party.”

Responded Fox: “Just comparing Donald Trump with Hitler and comparing the Republican party with the Nazi party, because they — they don’t seem to have free mind. They don’t have to decide on their own. They seem to be doing just exactly what Señor Trump proposed to them.” Fox went on to urge Trump to “grow up, grow up.”

Note: in recent tweets, as here, Fox has repeatedly stated that Mexico is not going to pay for that “f—— wall,” with the word being spelled out in the original.

Note segundo: after the interview, the Morning Joe panel responded with scorn to Fox’s comments. Joe Scarborough observed that Trump’s proposal of a 20% border tax “is a little different than exterminating six million Jews and starting World War II.”

WILLIE GEIST: Let’s go now down to Mexico. Joining us now, the former President of Mexico, Mr. Vicente Fox. Mr. President, thanks for being with us this morning. I think it’s an understatement to say that you are no fan of Donald Trump, looking at some of the things you’ve said about him lately. Just yesterday you said, when I saw today’s gathering of the Republican party retreat, Trump being there reminded me of Hitler addressing the Nazi party. Comparing Donald Trump to Hitler. What did you mean there?

VICENTE FOX: Just comparing Donald Trump with Hitler and comparing the Republican party with the Nazi party, because they — they don’t seem to have free mind. They don’t have to decide on their own. They seem to be doing just exactly what Señor Trump proposed to them. I would say, Señor Trump, please, please grow up. I mean, now you’re president of a great nation, of the most powerful nation in the world. Please, grow up. Be or try to be a real president.