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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox addressed American farmers Friday, telling them that by President Trump criticizing NAFTA, it is leading Mexico to look elsewhere for markets from which to buy crops.

Fox said Mexico is reportedly shopping around to Argentina and Brazil for what he called a more certain marketplace in the wake of Trump's comments on the subject.

According to a Reuters report, Mexico imported exponentially more corn from Brazil than average in 2017, due in part to concern over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told the outlet he suggested that Mexican grain buyers look to South America as a "plan B" if the White House eventually rejects the deal.

"Speak up," Fox said to American farmers while speaking on MSNBC. "This guy is taking you to nowhere."

Fox warned that Mexico normally buys billions of dollars worth of American corn per year, and that a "trade war" could hamper future prospects in that regard.

He said that in turn, Americans could also find themselves paying more for avocados, automobiles and other products normally imported from Mexico.

Fox said that since Trump is personally wealthy, he can afford an exponential price markup on his next car while American workers cannot.

He also ripped Trump's characterization that Mexico was not fully cooperating in breaking up the "caravan" of Honduran immigrants transiting through Mexico.

Fox also said drug cartels are essentially "American cartels" and purportedly have their headquarters in the United States, along with drug purchasers.

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