Donald Trump has been unapologetic over his controversial statements about Mexicans coming into America illegally. And the news of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's recent jail break has only emboldened the GOP presidential candidate to tell the world that he's right about the Mexicans and that everyone is wrong.
Except now Trump has apparently stoked the ire of either El Chapo, or someone associated with him, or someone who is just screwing with Trump, after the former Apprentice host says he's received death threats.
TMZ says Trump has notified the FBI over death threats made on Twitter from someone claiming to be El Chapo's son:
The tweet was written in Spanish, with the rough English translation, "Keep f***ing around and I'm gonna make you swallow your bitch words you f***ing whitey milks***tter (that's a homophobic slur)."
The supposed threat comes after Trump fired off some tweets about El Chapo and tying the drug lord's empire to America's border issues, and for suggesting that El Chapo is "everything that's wrong with Mexico."
Mexico's biggest drug lord escapes from jail. Unbelievable corruption and USA is paying the price. I told you so!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2015
Trump has also been decrying the treatment he's received from the media since his original comments about illegal Mexicans crossing the border:
Now that the Mexican drug lord escaped from prison, everyone is saying that most of the cocaine etc. coming into the U.S. comes over border!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
.....but that's what I've been saying. Very unfair treatment by the media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
But perhaps the most Trumpian of his El Chapo tweets came when Trump said Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton would negotiate with the king pin while Trump wouldn't because he would "kick his ass."
Can you envision Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton negotiating with 'El Chapo', the Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison? ....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
...Trump, however, would kick his ass!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
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And then he got a death threat, and proceeded to call the authorities.
On June 16, Trump released a live-video feed announcing that he was throwing his hat into the 2016 White House ring. But during the speech, Trump made disparaging remarks about undocumented Mexicans that make their way into the States, saying, "They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists."
The incendiary comments have gotten Trump fired from several jobs and has unwittingly (or, maybe wittingly) dragged Jeb Bush's Mexican-born wife into the debate.
Trump says he's going to keep this thing going, releasing a statement to TMZ that says, "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. It's too important."