The escaped Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo” is back in the news after he reportedly issued a bounty for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump worth $100 million.
Just in case you need a brief refresher, El Chapo, real name Joaquin Guzman, is the reputed drug kingpin who escaped from a Mexican prison via a motorcycle in an underground track for about a mile. When Trump subsequently used Guzman’s escape as additional anti-Mexico fodder for his campaign stops, the media-based rivalry between the two began.
According to Yahoo! News, a South American television news network claims that Guzman added the pricey bounty to threats he previously made against the New York real estate mogul. Most news outlets reporting on the matter have qualified the supposed bounty as being “dead or alive,” meaning that Guzman doesn’t care how Trump is delivered to him. However, unidentified sources close to the drug lord suggest that he “was mad” and that “he wants Donald Trump dead and will pay any amount of money to have Donald Trump’s head.”
The bounty has yet to be confirmed. As for Trump, he hasn’t responded to the alleged threat, but we’ll update this post when his inevitable tweet (or retweet) finally pops up.