Former Mexico President Vicente Fox to Trump: 'You've Got to Get Your Sh*t Together' in Immigration Debate

Vicente Fox had some sage advice for President Donald Trump on Thursday, and, as usual, the former leader of Mexico used some colorful language to express his point.

"You've got to get your sh*t together," Fox, the former president of Mexico, tweeted at the president on Wednesday. "Migrants are people who have left everything behind—not by choice, to pursue a better life. You must show compassion and humanity."

"Your golden head and a #F***ingWall won't stop these people's dreams and hopes," he continued.

Fox was replying to remarks Donald Trump made during a White House roundtable on so-called sanctuary cities, which are loosely defined as territories that take steps to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. In one of the more controversial moments of the roundtable, Trump described criminals who enter the country illegally as "animals" during an exchange with Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims.

Some sanctuary cities, including Fresno, are forbidden from honoring requests from ICE to detain a person of interest after his or her release from a local jail. Mims told Trump that the restrictions frustrated local authorities, especially when it prevents them from apprehending and stopping gang members, such those who belong to MS-13.

"[ICE Agents] cannot come in and talk to people in our jail, unless they reach a certain threshold.... It puts us in a very bad position," Mims said.

"It's a disgrace.... You wouldn't believe how bad these people are," Trump said in response. "These aren't people. These are animals. And we're taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that's never happened before."

He added that the U.S. has the "dumbest laws on immigration in the world."

Fox has sparred with Trump in a mostly one-sided Twitter war since the U.S. president declared, as a candidate, that Mexico was bringing over its "rapists" and "drug dealers" to the country. The former president, who served from 2000 to 2006, even had T-shirts made to mock Trump's reportedly "small hands."

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Vicente Fox, the former Mexican president, speaks during a news conference at the Commonwealth Club of California, in San Francisco, on April 19. Fox criticized U.S. President Donald Trump during a speaking engagement titled “Immigration, the Wall, and the Future of U.S.-Mexican Relations.” Justin Sullivan/Getty Images