The notoriously outspoken Donald Trump seems to have caught the attention of known drug lord, El Chapo.
On Monday, an aide to Trump confirmed the FBI is investigating several threatening tweets sent to US presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
El Chapo, who escaped from a Mexican prison on Saturday, has reportedly sent the billionaire threatening messages about continuing to speak out.
The apparent threat came as Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, has been fuming about last weekend’s infamous Mexican prison escape.
The authenticity of the Twitter accounts that sent the messages has not yet been confirmed, however, they did originate from the account of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a notorious Mexican drug lord.
Trump, who has generated much controversy from his recent derogatory comments about the Mexican people, said in a statement on Sunday that “corrupt Mexican officials” had let Guzman escape.
A Twitter account in the kingpin’s name, Joaquin Guzman Loera, sent a message to Trump:
“Keep screwing (with us) and I’m going to make you eat your fucking words you lousy white faggot,” said the Twitter account with the user name @ElChap0Guzman.
Several Mexican government officials have not said whether the account that sent the email is that of El Chapo himself since there are several linked accounts with the name of Guzman, including his children.
“I am told they are apocryphal,” said Mexican Deputy Interior Minister Roberto Campa.
In a statement, Trump’s aide said, “The FBI is fully aware of the situation and is actively investigating this threat against Mr. Trump.”
It quoted Trump as saying: “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.”
A spokesperson for the FBI said the agency had no comment on the issue, only that, “Standard practice is to neither confirm nor deny FBI investigations.”
On Saturday, Mexican prison guards discovered Guzman missing from his cell. El Chapo, who escaped from the maximum security prison through an elaborate plan, ran the powerful Sinaloa cartel after his last prison escape in 2001. He was free for 13 years but re-arrested last year at his seaside condominium in Baja California.
In his statement on Sunday, Trump said, “Corrupt Mexican officials obviously let him go a second time. The last time he was free for 13 years. He has been selling drugs in the U.S. big time – a major kingpin.”