A Mexican broadcaster is promoting a soccer match between the U.S. and Mexico with clips of Donald Trump, including the line “we don’t have victories anymore.”
Azteca 7, one of the country’s largest television networks, will show the two rivals’ next game Oct. 10 when they clash at California’s Rose Bowl. And it’s shamelessly using America’s most outspoken critic of Mexico to pump up viewers for the match.
“When Mexico sends its people,” Trump opines on-screen, “they’re not sending their best.” Azteca 7’s ad then cuts to a montage of the Mexican national team’s biggest stars.
Trump then says, “Our country is in serious trouble,” before a series of triumphant Mexican goals against Team USA. Anxious fans in red, white and blue look on from the stands.
The ad also includes a gloating shot of the Mexican national team with the CONCACAF Gold Cup — the trophy of the annual North and Central American soccer tournament, which Mexico won this summer.
Politics aside, Mexico is easily the biggest rival for the U.S. men’s national soccer team. Their latest game, on April 15, featured a 2-0 American victory over Mexico. That score is a sore point for Mexico ever since the U.S. famously beat Mexico by that margin in a World Cup qualifier in 2001. It is now enshrined in the U.S. team’s favored chant against Mexico, “dos a cero” (two to zero).
Nevertheless, Azteca 7’s ad ends with Trump plaintively mourning, “The American dream is dead.”
This report, by Ivan Plis, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.