Former president of Mexico Vicente Fox stooped to a new low in his ongoing attacks against President Donald Trump.
A vocal and blustering critic of the president, Fox has launched a fundraising campaign selling T-shirts ridiculing Trump and his promise to build a wall along the southern border of the U.S. and Mexico.
Fox was selling the shirts which declare, “You can’t build a wall if your hands are too small.” The shirts featured an image of a baby Trump playing with blocks while wearing a dirty diaper made from the American flag.
Thank you for all your support! @centrofox was built on the foundation of empowering leaders to take charge and give back to their communities. Help me continue to spread the message of compassion for others, by getting this apparel at https://t.co/lRhyRIWF1m pic.twitter.com/3lVcGyTLjx
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) April 6, 2018
The hands reference goes back to a joke that circulated during the 2016 presidential campaign, with even former GOP challenger Sen. Marco Rubio bringing it up during a debate.
Fox, who was once the opposition leader of Mexico’s right-wing party, is looking to raise money for his nonprofit group Centro Fox, which aims to “develop training for leaders dedicated to serving their community in Mexico and Latin America,” according to the group’s website.
“This isn’t just about the wall, it’s about ACCEPTANCE, EQUALITY and INCLUSION of all people! Stand up for what you believe in!” he said on the site where the shirt was selling for $24.99. The design was also featured on pullover hoodies and long-sleeve tees but the site noted the “campaign has finished.”
Fox openly taunted Trump last year as he opposed his border wall plans. “We will never pay for that f**king wall,” he said on live television, challenging Trump who pledged during his campaign that not only would the border wall be built, but Mexico would pay for its construction.
Trump’s plans for a border wall did not receive the funding he had hoped for from Congress as last month’s omnibus spending package included only $1.6 billion of the $25 billion the president requested for the wall’s construction.