Vicente Fox: Trump ushering in ‘a new era of dictatorship’


Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says Donald Trump sounded like a dictator during his first press conference as president-elect.

Fox tweeted that the billionaire is “not a democratic leader.”

Fox said on Twitter that Trump’s ongoing refusal to share his tax returns shows he doesn’t have Americans’ interests at heart.

Fox added that Trump should pay for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border himself, calling it a “monument to his ego.”

{mosads}Trump’s news conference, held just more than a week before his Jan. 20 inauguration, was his first since last summer.

The president-elect refused to take a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta during the event, leading to a raucous exchange.

“Your organization is terrible,” Trump told Acosta when the journalist tried to ask a question.

“You’re attacking us, can you give us a question?” Acosta responded, citing Trump’s repeated criticism of CNN.

“Don’t be rude,” Trump retorted. “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You’re fake news.”

CNN late Tuesday reported that Trump had been briefed on a dossier that alleges the Russian government possesses compromising information on the president-elect. The dossier’s sourcing, however, is based on unclear and likely unverifiable memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative.  

Trump has frequently clashed with CNN and other media outlets, accusing them of biased and dishonest coverage.

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