In March of this year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto compared Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. At the time, Peña Nieto said that Trump’s rhetoric was “the way that Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived.”

At a press conference today with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, Peña Nieto, asked if he stood by those remarks, the Mexican president doubled down. He wordily replied that over decades, the world has made tremendous economic progress, but that “some” want to destroy what has been built. That is what Hitler and Mussolini did, said Peña Nieto. In concluding,  Peña Nieto said “that was my message” in March. Far from repudiating his attack on Trump, Peña Nieto repeated the Hitler/Mussolini comparison. Note also that although it is not in the transcript available to this Legal Insurrectionist, the MSNBC screen graphic has Peña Nieto saying, that some “demagogues” want to destroy what has been built over decades. Sounds like a clear allusion to Trump.

Mexican President Peña Nieto Doubles Down on Analogizing Trump to Hitler and Mussolini from Mark Finkelstein on Vimeo.

Peña Nieto prefaced his comments by claiming “as I’ve said many times and I’ll say again, I look forward to working with whomever the American people choose to elect as their president in November.” Got that? Trump is Hitler. He’d take us on a road to devastation and tragedy. But if you idiot yanquis elect the guy, well then, I’ll be delighted to work with him!

ROBERTA RAMPTON [Reuters]: President Pena Nieto, in March you compared Mr. Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. I’m wondering if you still stand by that?

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PENA NIETO: The biggest challenge today is to make sure those benefits [of modern societies and economies] reach out to every single citizen but the solution proposed by some is by destroying what we have built. It is taking a different route to choose the road towards isolationism and destruction. What we need to do is to keep up the pace towards development. And when I said that, I mentioned that most of what some people say it is very similar to that in the past, and President Obama said it even years back, in the past, some leaders address their societies in those terms. Hitler and Mussolini did that. And the outcome, it’s clear to everyone. It resulted in devastation. And it turned out to be a tragedy for mankind. And we saw it last century. That was my message when I made reference to this event.


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