Mexico Just Hilariously Trolled US Soccer Fans Thanks to Donald Trump


When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, he trolled Mexico with his criminals-and-rapists rant. Now Mexico is trolling right back in hilarious fashion.

The United States and Mexico will face off at the Rose Bowl on October 10 to decide which team will go to the 2017 Confederations Cup, a major World Cup warm-up tournament. Every game between the two neighbors is a hatefest, so Azteca Deportes, the Mexican TV channel that’s airing the game, used clips from Trump’s announcement speech to mock Mexico’s US opponents.

“We don’t have victories anymore,” Trump says as footage rolls of Mexican players scoring goal after goal against the US. “The American dream is dead,” he continues, as the Mexican team lifts the North American championship trophy they easily won this summer after the US suffered an embarrassing loss in the semifinals. The ad even reminds Trump who Mexico is actually sending to the US instead of the criminals he claims: The ad shows Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Giovano Dos Santos, and other Mexican soccer stars who have come to play in the US—and often been among the best players in America’s own league.

Watch the video, laugh, and then cheer on the US to a win against Mexico on October 10.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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