When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, he proclaimed that the illegal aliens crossing the border from Mexico weren’t the best and brightest, but criminals, drug dealers and rapists. Most aren’t, but it’s undeniable that some entering America illegally don’t have much respect for the rest of our laws either.
Today, Donald Trump is heading to Mexico where he’ll meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto. Afterwards, he’ll be flying to Arizona to give a speech on immigration. Many Mexicans are criticizing their president for meeting with Trump, including former President Vincente Fox. Also angry are the organized syndicates of criminals and drug dealers that exert enormous influence on our neighbor south of the border. Among the most prominent? El Chapo’s son.
In July 2015 top Mexican drug lord, “Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, threatened US presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Guzman took to his son’s Twitter account to threaten the popular America-first candidate. On the account, administered by Guzman’s son Ivan, the escapee reportedly wrote: ‘If you keep p****** me off I’m going to make you eat your words you f****** blonde milk-s*****’.
That Twitter account has since been suspended.Trump reportedly called the FBI after the threatening tweets on the drug lord’s son’s Twitter account.
In May 2016 a protester outside a Trump event in San Diego held a sign saying the drug cartel will murder Donald Trump.
— Michelle Moons (@MichelleDiana) May 27, 2016
A list on Wikipedia of politicians killed by cartels in the Mexican drug war has 119 names (since 2005, and that’s an incomplete list) so this isn’t a threat to be taken likely. On the other hand, I can’t think of any greater endorsement than being actively opposed by drug cartels, which in Mexico alone have collectively killed hundreds of thousands more than ISIS.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]