Popular Twitter Claiming to be ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to Trump: ‘I’ll Make You Eat Your Words’


A Twitter account claiming to be Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and identified by some news outlets as being run by his son, warned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that he would “eat his f*cking words” following derisive comments Trump made regarding the criminal.

In a tweet today, the account– which, while unconfirmed, boasts nearly 284,000 followers– the user promised to exact revenge on Trump:

In English, the tweet roughly translates to “keep fucking around and I will make you swallow all your fucking words, fucking white cagaleche.” This tweet followed a statement by Trump on social media vowing to “kick his ass”:

The Daily Mail reports that the account, @elchap0Guzman, is run by Guzman’s son Ivan. The Telegraph has decribed the account as being run by either Guzman “or his supporters.” Spanish language media has reported on the account’s existence as early as 2013, which has been referenced by accounts also reportedly run by Guzman’s sons.

Breitbart News was unable to confirm the identity behind this account, reaching out to Twitter’s press office to ask if the threats violated the site’s Terms of Service and if the account would be taken down. Twitter refused to comment on the threats.

“We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons,” read the official statement on the account from Twitter.

In the past, Twitter has taken down accounts that are related to terrorist activity or threaten public figures. For instance, in March, Twitter banned nearly 2,000 accounts allegedly linked to ISIS. In Twitter’s rules, a part of the Terms of Service agreement every user agrees to when creating an account, threats of violence are explicitly banned.

“You may not publish threats of violence against others or promote violence against others,” the rule reads.

Tweets sent out by the Guzman account add to suspicions that this may not be a real account. “There is no cage for a capo this big,” on Tweet can be translated as saying. Many muse on the nature of women and life generally; others make jokes based on Mexican popular culture.

On Saturday morning, Joaquin Guzman escaped from a Mexican maximum-security prison through a hole in a shower which led to a tunnel. The prison had previously been considered the most secure prison in Mexico, and even got high security ratings from international authorities.

Trump cited Guzman as a justification of his controversial statements that Mexico is not sending their best citizens to the United States.

“When Mexico sends their people, they’re not send their best…They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Trump said when he announced his candidacy.


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