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,
If you keep pissing me off I'm going to make you eat your words you f*cking blonde milk-s*****.
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.
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
In a statement released 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.
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.