Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has had a busy couple of days. After escaping from Altiplano prison on 11 July, El Chapo is reportedly threatening Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump using his son's Twitter account.
Allegedly tweeting from the account @ElChap0Guzman, the drug lord not only gloated about his daring escape from jail but also warned Trump that he will "make you eat your words" regarding his comments that Guzman embodies "everything that is wrong with Mexico."
The account, which is run by Guzman's son Ivan, tweeted, "If you keep p*****g me off I'm going to make you eat you words you f*****g blonde milk-s*****r."
The 69-year-old candidate has pounced on El Chapo's escape to further validate his views on immigration reform and Mexico.
"The US will invite El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who just escaped prison, to become a US citizen because our 'leaders' can't say no!" Trump tweeted early on 13 July. He continued, "El Chapo and the Mexican drug cartels use the border unimpeded like it was a vacuum cleaner, sucking drugs and death right into the US".
Meanwhile, El Chapo appeared to make it quite clear to his critics that he is a force to be reckoned with. He also called out Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter, saying, "And you @EPN don't call me a delinquent again because I give people work unlike your current government."
The recent uptick of tweets on the account have many believing Guzman himself is sending the messages, the Daily Mail reported.
According to TMZ, Trump has contacted the FBI to investigate the threats made to him on Twitter. The real estate mogul told TMZ that he will not stop speaking out. "I'm fighting for much more than myself. I'm fighting for the future of our country which is being overrun by criminals," he said. "You can't be intimidated. It's too important."