Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has made a comparison between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and said that there is no scenario in which Mexico would pay for a border wall, as Trump has suggested. Peña Nieto accused Trump in an interview with Mexican daily Excelsior of offering “very easy, simple solutions to problems that are obviously not that easy to solve.” “And there have been episodes in human history, unfortunately, where these expressions of this strident rhetoric have only led to very ominous situations in the history of humanity,” the Mexican president said.

“That’s how Mussolini got in, that’s how Hitler got in, they took advantage of a situation, a problem perhaps, which humanity was going through at the time, after an economic crisis,” he added. Peña Nieto reflected that he has refused to comment on the presidential race until now, saying that he is “absolutely respectful” of the American political process, but spoke out to say that Trump continues to damage U.S.-Mexico relations.  READ MORE