By Elaine Magliaro
John Santucci of ABC News reported yesterday that presidential candidate Donald Trump had asked the FBI “to look into a threatening tweet he received in the wake of a post on the social network he wrote about Mexican drug lord El Chapo, who recently escaped from prison.” Sources told ABC that “The Donald” had “contacted the FBI’s Office in Manhattan on Monday.” Santucci added that Trump had been “tweeting about El Chapo’s escape to bolster his claims on immigration and border security.”
Neetzan Zimmerman (The Hill) noted that “Donald Trump’s victory lap over the recent escape of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was interrupted Monday by a death threat issued from a Twitter account allegedly belonging to the notorious Mexican drug lord’s son.”
“Keep f–king around, and I’ll make you eat all of your goddamn words,” tweeted @ElChap0Guzman — an unverified account with over 250,000 followers said to be El Chapo’s official presence on the social network.
According to Nick Visser (Huffington Post), the hair-challenged real estate magnate and bloviator who recently “accused Mexico of sending criminals to the U.S., took to Twitter to criticize U.S. border policies, immigration reform and the war on drugs after Guzman, head of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel, escaped.”
In a statement yesterday, Trump said, “I’m fighting for much more than myself. I’m fighting for the future of our country which is being overrun by criminals. You can’t be intimidated. This is too important.”
According to ABC, a “massive manhunt is currently under way for Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, who escaped over the weekend from a maximum security prison in Mexico.” El Chapo, the “leader of the Sinaloa cartel escaped from the Altiplano prison, 55 miles west of Mexico City, shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.” El Chapo had reportedly been arrested in February 2014 after he spent more than 10 years on the run.
I wonder if “El Chapo” will come after loudmouth bigot Trump with a comb and a brush?????
Donald Trump Calls FBI After Purported Twitter Threat From El Chapo (Huffington Post)