Evidently Vicente Fox isn't fully acquainted with the dynamics of the upcoming Trump-Hillary race, or he'd know that he has no need for any contrition for using Trump's rhetorical tactics against him.
But whatever. I just want you to pay attention to what is conspicuously missing from this "I'm sorry" tour:
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Wednesday apologized for using vulgar language toward now GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and invited Trump to visit his country.
In an interview with [Trump]bart News, Fox said, "I apologize. Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love thy neighbor."
Note that he's not referring exclusively to himself.
In February, Fox responded to Trump's call to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
"I'm not going to pay for that fucking wall," Fox said.
On Wednesday, Fox admitted, "Yes, I’m humble enough as leadership be, [a] compassionate leader. If I offended you, I'm sorry. [emphasis added]
Sounds like the standard "non-apology apology" to me.
[W]hat about the other way around?"
Trump should not "follow the strategy of attacking others, offending others, to get to his purpose," Fox told [Trump]bart. "There are other ways and means of doing it. I invite him to come to Mexico and to see what Mexico is all about."
Fox said Trump should be more responsible and said he might be able to lend a hand.
"I can convince him to think intelligently" about trade and more, Fox said.
First, nobody can convince Trump to "think intelligently" about anything, because he's not capable of thinking to begin with - he "wings it," remember? Second, the only way that Trump will ever go to Mexico is in the same way that General Winfield Scott did 170 years ago....
....case in point:
Which can only mean a return to the original Mexican stance. Something that a professional politician would have realized, just as he would have recognized the attempt at conciliation meant they might be more amenable to his ostensible policy objective of TrumpWall. To which, in turn, you never heard Fox or any current Mexican official make reference or concede. Boy, I can't wait for Trumplomacy, can you?
In essence, what this "apology tour" amounts to is, "Well, mierda, we might have to deal with this estúpido, so we might as well kill him with kindness. But we're still not paying for that pared de mierda."
Can't wait for Fox's next f-bomb.