Donald Trump Reached Out To The FBI After El Chapo Threatened Him


Donald Trump enlisted the FBI to investigate a threat he received from the official Twitter account of Joaquín Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison on Saturday.

The tweet came shortly after Trump claimed Guzmán, aka El Chapo, is the embodiment of "everything that is wrong with Mexico."

This prompted a tweet in Spanish from an account allegedly run by El Chapo's son. In English, the tweet translates to,

According to ABC News, Trump contacted the FBI's Manhattan office on Monday in a bid to possibly find out where the tweet came from.

The Republican presidential hopeful said Guzmán's escape justifies his beliefs regarding heightened border security and the corruption engulfing Mexico.

In a statement released yesterday, Trump said,

The prison's director and other officials of the prison were reportedly fired after El Chapo escaped from Altiplano prison.

An additional 34 prison workers are being interrogated, NBC News reports.

Secretary of the Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong and Mexican Attorney General Arely Gómez González are offering approximately $3.8 million for the recapture of Guzmán.

Citations: Donald Trump Asks FBI to Investigate El Chapo Related Threat (ABC News), Mexico Fires Prison Head Offers 38 Million for El Chapo (NBC News)