Felipe Calderón, MA, MPA, 56th President of Mexico, in a Feb. 8, 2016 CNBC interview, "Mexico Won't Pay a Cent for Trump's 'Stupid Wall,'" available at, stated:

“Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it’s going to be completely useless… The first loser of such a policy would be the United States. If this guy [Donald Trump] pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade (or) for people is going to provide prosperity to the United States, he is completely crazy.”

[Editor’s Note: In an Oct. 26, 2006 CTV (Canadian National Broadcast News) article, “Mexico Urges Canada to Help Oppose Border Fence,” Calderón stated: “It is deplorable to go ahead with this decision of the wall at the border…The wall will not solve any problem.

Humanity made a huge mistake by building the Berlin Wall and I believe that today the United States is committing a grave error in building the wall on our border. It is much more useful to solve common problems and foster prosperity in both countries.”] Feb. 8, 2016