tv Vicente Fox Lets Move On CSPAN January 28, 2018 1:19am-2:33am EST
we are thrilled you could join us at the national press club. this is more than a critical conversation it is a celebration. a bilateral relationship with mexico and the relationship at risk. as
president and ceo of the hispanic chamber of commerce i have the honor of representing 4.4 million hispanic that together contributed over $700 billion to the american economy every year. whether in the halls of congress or the state capitals or white house or corporate headquarters our organization puts the hispanic business community at the forefront of the agenda. how appropriate when we are gathered at the national press club it is no secret to freedom of the press is under
attack. along with mary jordan we will candidly commit ourselves no fake news or alternative facts. and all the other
members of the media 34 media outlets all over the world and then that at most gratitude to the honorable box mom --dash president fox from 2000 through 2006 his legacy speaks of his great leadership to decreased poverty reducing corruption and crime with increasing trade relations.
that is a global leader to recognize the value to build cultures and communities and countries. and then we share a long history with economic and social interest. that cannot and will not be inhibited by a wall. but why would the business association care so much? ninety-four of the and those that exist outside of the united states if they are to continue to grow it must have access to foreign markets. as the third-largest trading
partner and i never pass up the chance to remind the leaders in mexico is a larger trading partner than brazil, france, germany, great britain, india, japan, the list goes on. right now bilateral trade is 130 million -- billion dollars every day. this has created over 6 million american jobs. most americans don't know this but mexico ranks among the top three export partners 439 of our american states to include
states like kansas, colorado, illinois, indiana minnesota and south dakota that the u.s. atc we understand the relationship with mexico is the -- economic imperative so to strengthen with the neighbors to the south this means nafta or a reasonable immigration system or security for the dreamers i will let the president talk to those issues to carry more weight and wisdom. he has been known for his colorful criticism of president trump and we are
thrilled to have him here today because that criticism as candid as it might be frankly is extremely valuable. so his book let's move on offering a unique perspective on america's political climate. with that anti- intimate to say that division mystique today or how we got to and without divisiveness can lead so this book is not so much a criticism as a lifeline president fox was -- gives a commitment to american democracy. in the book president fox asks, what would you do if your neighbors house was on fire? would you sit and watch? because after all it is a gore
house. or would you try to help? i feel morally obligated to hel help, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because if you don't do something, soon your house will catch fire two. so on stage is mary jordan from the washington post. a foreign correspondent for countries across the globe living in mexico five years. and winning a pulitzer prize reporting on the criminal justice system. i had the pleasure to meet mary when she interviewed me at the rnc. and i cannot imagine a more qualified individual to join mr. fox on stage so please
stand and welcome to the stage, washington post national correspondent, mary jordan and please welcome the former president of mexico, the honorable vicente fox. [applause] >> thanks to all of you for coming my husband is here also my colleague was on that team and we just had news back in the green room and the phone beeped the headline is kind of big. it says president trump's
immigration proposal to congress will include a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants. after the white house has been briefing people today. that is twice the number that was included in daca. so his plan that will formally go to the senate as early as monday to include $25 billion. >> from mexico? [laughter] >> ascending into the senate and there is a lot more details coming out what do you make of this. >> many people here in the states have been striving to
and then not more than three weeks ago. you say to love the dreamers. he might reconsider with 1.8 million. that is where their friends are. this is where their families are. we wish we could have them in mexico. because that would be fantastic. and then it generates from the university but if that happens? >> so if that happens, if you
give me $25 billion it doesn't seem to be from the natural boundaries from the natural boundaries you talk a lot about the wall. is it a fair trade 1.8 million then that is their money? >> and then to be one single human being but this is much more important to future happiness and each of those rumors. as far as congress with
and so with 35 billion you could have one drone with somebody is crossing. >> but if you talk to people and 63 million voted for trump and there are a lot of people that say i don't like people who follow the rules or jump over fences. >> i agree with them and everybody we have better ways and means at the end with the economic issue and then you
with a better economy that is with the forecast and make one dollar on the mexican side make you forget the problem of this exchange. >> there is critical negotiations and it is 25 years later the president says it has been great for mexico. but what do we get? >> let me tell you. >> tell us how you really feel. five years ago has taxpayers
come back here you have lost manufacturing jobs but you gain 50% more with those technology jobs so in manufacturing they better learn there will not be a job for them in the future robots will take that away from them and things will change. that they are establishing for every family and every person
and to learn about technology running to a fastest speed were there will be no jobs nothing will happen. so we can dedicate ourselves to reading and learning so what will happen? >> let's just go back for one second because you successfully predicted that mexico would not pay for the wall. no laughing way that started to trend on twitter.
[laughter] >> 's and you predicted that, what is your prediction about nafta? they send most of their corn to mexico so what will happen? >> stay in and improve it everybody wants to do that except one dictator and im thinking in washington. [laughter] he is not in town he heard you were coming. >> it is nothing personal believe me.
then it is the jungle and now mexico is already dealing with china china is much more they trade much more so we are already buying green in brazil and argentina do we stop buying from the united states? we would not market anymore. >> wouldn't be so bad for mexic mexico? he already trashed and cut out the u.s.
with that corporation but the world has moved to sales-tax from consumption he who consumes less pays more. and with that taxation. >> but that discussion has brought up an issue that consumed a growing inequality. and sometimes that is more perceptive do you feel this play is coming to america in the divide between rich and poor? >> this consumption have to
both sides win. but then you say you win. that is not a good way to deal. and also to be compassionate. he only loves himself. himself again and himself again and may be milani a. [laughter] and maybe his grandson because we all love our grandson. and bringing the whole family to the white house that is your nepotism.
i build the wall for you. or do you love your jobs? so watch tv and wait. >> since you have been so clear of your feelings of donald trump in what way would he think he could be interested or what you have in common? >> most of my life has been private sector. and then to dedicate my life. i believe you have to do
issue. i'm not trying to be like gandhi or like president trump. >> when you were running you came up against a political machine you got a lot of people to vote for you. >> that's my point you over promise. >> how do you get over to say they are not following through? >> that first that is the game of competitiveness. >> doesn't it seem
1.8 million. is it possible three years from now at the end of the term you could be happy with this administration? >> he is learning. you do have to be open to learning. that is one point and three years from now. maybe make sure that that happened but you have that opposition of majority to be sure that balance of power that my thinking is it is