There’s no problem Donald Trump thinks he can’t solve. After El Chapo’s escape from prison Trump was able to score a few political points from it:
Can you envision Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton negotiating with 'El Chapo', the Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison? ….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
…Trump, however, would kick his ass!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
Back in October El Chapo placed a $100 million bounty on Donald Trump’s head. In the words of Will Ferrell in Anchorman, following his capture he must “immediately regret that decision.”
Now facing trial in the U.S., El Chapo’s greatest fear is none other than…Donald Trump.
The Huffington Post reported:El Chapo’s lawyers are fighting efforts to extradite their client, the world’s most notorious drug kingpin, to the United States, where he would face a number of federal charges that include drug trafficking and murder.
They argue that their client, Joaquin Guzmán Loera, wouldn’t receive a fair trial in the U.S. because of a hostile environment toward Mexicans. To prove their point, they are citing the anti-Mexican rhetoric of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to The New York Times.Trump, the current Republican frontrunner, built his campaign upon his hostility toward Mexicans. At his speech announcing his run for president, Trump compared Mexican immigrants to rapists.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” he said.
I don’t think Trump’s comment was that inappropriate. In extraditing El Chapo to the U.S. for trial Mexico was quite literally sending us their worst.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]