World’s most notorious drug lord and ex convict, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as El Chapo (The Shorty) because of his small stature has been rumoured to have issued a death threat against American billionaire turned politician, Donald Trump.
In response to claims that Guzmán had put a $100 million bounty for the death or capture of Donald Trump, a former New York City Police Department commissioner has warned the Republican presidential candidate to not take the purported threat lightly.
Bernard Kerik told Newsmax, “Any time you’re threatened by anyone, it’s a reason for concern. This guy is a known killer. He’s involved in one of the largest drug cartels in the world.
“The amount of money he has access to or could put together for some kind of reward or bounty is enormous really, and it’s something that they should be concerned with … With all this chatter, it’s something that we should and Donald Trump should be actually concerned with.
The drug kingpin is infamous for his multiple prison breaks and involvement in the Mexican cartel. His most recent prison escape a few months ago, made global headlines with US police placing a $3 million bounty on his head for anyone who can give them details on his whereabouts.
Trump got on Guzmán’s radar off during the summer, while he was still in prison, when the real estate mogul and political candidate made his now infamous remarks about Mexican immigrants.
Trump said during his campaign speech that Mexico sends its criminals and “rapists” to the U.S.
An unnamed inmate told teleSUR he witnessed Chapo’s angry reaction in prison.
“He was mad. He wants Donald Trump dead and will pay any amount of money to have Donald Trump’s head,” he told the Latin American television network.
The Trump-Chapo feud took a major turn after the candidate’s explosive comments in a Twitter account called @Elchap0guzman.
The tweet in Spanish read, “Keep f—ing around, and I’ll make you swallow all your words,” along with more colorful language. It ended with Trump’s official Twitter handle (@realDonaldTrump).
Trump responded with a tweet of his own, saying “I told you so!”.