About two weeks ago, a Mexican Drug Lord named Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from prison through a tunnel under the jail.
Inside #ElChapo’s tunnel to freedom…and why his escape was inevitable. @mashable longform. http://t.co/rmBWgZjb3o pic.twitter.com/KtulCsWcJu— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 18, 2015
Now you can watch the exact moment El Chapo escaped from prison http://t.co/5NM5ySlEPH— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 19, 2015
Donald Trump, who loves to rant about Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists seized the opportunity to go after El Chapo on Twitter.
When will people, and the media, start to apologize to me for my statement, "Mexico is sending....", which turned out to be true? El Chapo— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
Can you envision Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton negotiating with 'El Chapo', the Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison? ....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
...Trump, however, would kick his ass!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
The U.S. will invite El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who just escaped prison, to become a U.S. citizen because our "leaders" can't say no!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
El Chapo and the Mexican drug cartels use the border unimpeded like it was a vacuum cleaner, sucking drugs and death right into the U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
The joke around town is that I freed El Chapo from the Mexican prison because the timing was so good w/ my statements on border security.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
A few days later, the Trump camp said that their fearless leader had received threats on Twitter in the name of El Chapo:
. . . he FBI is investigating threatening tweets to the U.S. Republican presidential candidate purported to have originated from Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a notorious Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison on Saturday.
Reuters could not confirm the authenticity of the Twitter accounts from which the threats were allegedly made.
Trump, a real estate billionaire who has generated controversy by saying many illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals and rapists, said in a statement on Sunday that "corrupt Mexican officials" had let Guzman escape.
A Twitter account made out in the kingpin's name, Joaquin Guzman Loera, that on Sunday had celebrated his escape sent a message threatening Trump if he continued to speak out.
"Keep screwing (with us) and I'm going to make you eat your f***ing words you lousy white fa**ot," said the Twitter account with the user name @ElChap0Guzman.
At an awards show, a rapper called Pitbull taunted Trump and told him to "watch out for El Chapo," also adding that Trump should never be President:
Later Pitbull explained via Fusion:
“Donald Trump doesn’t become Donald Trump by being ignorant,” he told Ramos. “What I think about Trump is he found a button that he likes, he sees that it got people real mad and hot, and he’s gonna keep pushing it.”
Pitbull said that what Trump is doing will have consequences–Mr. Worldwide doesn’t intend to help make the presidential candidate’s wallet any bigger.
“No, I wouldn’t be able to go to his hotels,” Pitbull said. “I just can’t. I can’t for the simple fact that you’re speaking about a culture that I ride, I die for. This culture’s the only reason I’m having this conversation right now.”