Former Mexican president Vicente Fox compared President-elect Donald Trump to the dead Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on Fox Business Tuesday morning.
Host Dagen McDowell asked Fox for his take on Castro and the future of Cuba due to his frosty relations with Castro while he was leading Mexico.
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After calling Castro a dictator and saying that there are good relations with the Cuban people, Fox brought his attention back to Trump, who Fox strongly criticized throughout the 2016 election.
"That kind of dictatorship, that kind of authoritarian leader is very similar to Trump," Fox said. "They lie, they cheat, they are false prophets, they promise many things but are not going to be able to comply."
McDowell instantly paused the conversation and asked Fox to take the comment back, calling it "beyond the pale."
Fox did not take his remarks back but instead doubled down on them. Fox said that both were "authoritarian, they imposed their wills, they only think they have the right and the reason" and that Trump did not have a mandate from the American people.
At the end of the segment, McDowell again condemned Fox's comments.
"Fidel Castro was a murdering dictator who crushed the freedoms of his own people and to compare him to Donald Trump, I will say it, is beyond the pale and repugnant," McDowell said.