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article imageFBI investigates El Chapo's violent threat against Donald Trump

By Samantha Chang     Jul 14, 2015 in Politics
U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has asked the FBI to investigate a threatening tweet he reportedly received from Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who recently escaped from maximum-security prison.
On July 13, Trump asked the FBI Office in Manhattan to look into an ominous tweet he received following his bombastic comments about escaped drug lord El Chapo, ABC News reported.
The FBI has since launched an investigation into the violent Twitter threat. The tweet, posted July 12 by Twitter user @ElChap0Guzman, was originally sent in Spanish and was translated as:
"Keep f*cking [with us] and I’m going to make you eat your f*cking words, you lousy white f*ggot."
Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press in Mexico...
Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press in Mexico City on February 22, 2014
Alfredo Estrella, AFP/File
The tweet has since been deleted. The incendiary threat came after Trump made a series of comments about El Chapo's prison escape to bolster his claims on the need for greater border security.
“Mexico’s biggest drug lord escapes from jail," Trump said on Twitter. "Unbelievable corruption, and USA is paying the price. I told you so!”
In another tweet, Trump boasted that he could crush El Chapo in negotiations: “Can you envision Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton negotiating with ‘El Chapo,’ the Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison? Trump, however, would kick his *ss!”
The Donald, 69, has been under fire after calling for tighter border security between the United States and Mexico and slamming illegal immigration when he announced his presidential candidacy in June.
“When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best,” Trump said in his announcement speech. “They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. Some, I assume, are good people.”
Trump said the United States should build a massive wall across the U.S.-Mexico border that the Mexican government should pay for.
Central American immigrant get on the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train  in an attempt to ...
Central American immigrant get on the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the Mexico-US border, in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico on July 16, 2014
Elizabeth Ruiz, AFP/File
Several high-profile corporations, including NASCAR, Univision, NBC, ESPN and Macy’s, subsequently cut ties with Trump amid public outcry that his remarks were racist and divisive.
In true Trump fashion, The Donald has staunchly stood by his comments, saying he won't be intimidated into apologizing for his views.
“I'm fighting for much more than myself," Donald said in a statement. "I'm fighting for the future of our country which is being overrun by criminals. You can't be intimidated. This is too important."
Meanwhile, a massive manhunt is underway for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico for the second time last weekend.
El Chapo, the leader of the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel, escaped from the Altiplano prison, 55 miles west of Mexico City, on July 11. He was arrested in February 2014 after more than 10 years on the run.
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