Mexican Presidents Take Issue With Trump
Vicente Fox was the president of Mexico for six years, starting in 2000.
He says Donald Trump should not insult Mexicans during his campaign for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.
Trump says he will build a wall between the United States and Mexico. And he says he will get Mexico to pay for it if he becomes president.
People think the cost of the wall could be greater than $1 billion.
Trump also says he plans to deport Mexicans who are not in the U.S. legally. He also wants to deport children born to undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
In response to Trump’s claims, Fox recently told Fusion TV:” I’m not going to pay for that expletive wall." An expletive is a curse or swear word.
Fox says he is surprised Trump won the votes of 46 percent of the Hispanics who voted in the recent Nevada caucus.
Felipe Calderon followed Fox as Mexico's president. They both say they are concerned about the anti-Mexican sentiment Trump is stirring up.
Calderon told The Washington Post the wall would be "useless" and said "we won't pay a cent for that stupid wall."
Calderon also noted that Trump is ignoring recent statistics from the Pew Research Center that show more Mexicans are returning home than entering the United States in the five years ending in 2014.
Calderon says the fact that Trump is ignoring those statistics shows that he is "an ignorant man."
Trump responded to Fox's comments, using Twitter to say that the former president should apologize for using bad language.
Fox says he will not apologize.
"He's the one who should apologize," Fox says.
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1.take issue with 与...争论
I must take issue with you over what you said at the meeting.
2.pay for 为...付款（买单）
We will not pay for your crisis.
3.the cost of 代价；成本；花费
A lot of the cost of maintenance went into renewing brakes.
4.undocumented immigrants 无证移民；非法移民
The place is rife with smugglers, dealers, undocumented immigrants, and slaves.
1.Trump responded to Fox's comments, using Twitter to say that the former president should apologize for using bad language.
apologize for 为...道歉
You shold apologize for losing your temper with her.
I must apologize for not being able to meet you.
2.They both say they are concerned about the anti-Mexican sentiment Trump is stirring up.
concerned about 关注；关心
People are concerned about the cutbacks in federal welfare programs.
The whole society should be concerned about the health and sound growth of children.