When the head of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel escaped from jail recently, one of his first acts was bizarre. Using a Twitter account administered by his son, the drug kingpin sent a message to Donald Trump.
Trump had recently said that El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, was “everything that’s wrong with Mexico.” This is in keeping with Trump’s statements to voters that, “When Mexico sends its people they aren’t sending their best. They are bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they are rapists and some are good people but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting.”
I will build the world's largest El Chapo-proof wall and I will make Donald Trump pay for it. #Wolfrum2016
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) July 13, 2015
El Chapo was having none of Trump’s posturing. He posted to Twitter, via his son:
“Keep fucking around and I’m gonna make you swallow your bitch words you fucking whitey milkshitter” (a homophobic slur)
According to TMZ, Donald Trump responded to the threat by calling the FBI.
“I’m fighting for much more than myself. I’m fighting for the future of our country which is being overrun by criminals,” Trump told TMZ of the El Chapo threats. “You can’t be intimidated. It’s too important.”
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 14, 2015
When Rush Limbaugh got the news about the threats against Trump, he had a ball commenting on them.
“So El Chapo gets out of jail, a mile long tunnel, one and a half kilometers, ventilated, built right under the Mexicans in their Mexico City jail, nobody knows how.
“El Chapo is mad at Trump. Now, imagine this. Here’s El Chapo, Joaquin Guzman, he’s head of the Sinaloa Cartel. It’s the largest cartel out there. It is the cartel of cartels. He flees this Mexico City prison and the first thing he did was get on Twitter to start bashing Trump? He starts calling Trump a midget. He starts threatening Trump. He tells Trump he will regret his words. He’ll be made to eat his words. He’s threatening Trump because Trump criticized Guzman’s escape.”
“My gosh, if you’ve been in jail for a year and a half or however long he’s been in jail and you run the biggest drug cartel in the world, the first thing you want to do when you get out is send a tweet to Donald Trump?”
What most have missed is El Chapo’s best tweet, from earlier in the day. It translates as:
“Life takes many turns, one day we are in the hole and another day are up.”
La vida da muchas vueltas, un día estamos en el hoyo y otro día estamos arriba.
— Joaquín Guzmán Loera (@ElChap0Guzman) July 12, 2015