One very bad hombre took to social media once again to call out Mr. Orange himself, the equally-infamous Donald Trump. You may remember Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the powerful drug kingpin who escaped from a Mexican prison in July 2015 (his second escape overall), and then later that same year, would put out a hefty bounty on Trump’s head to anyone who could capture this loud-mouthed political figure, dead or alive. Last night, El Chapo took to Twitter to deliver a different message.
Guzman had some choice words for the future commander-in-chief. “The representative of hatred, confrontation, racism, persecution and misogyny that is so palpable in the world won. What a sad situation for everyone,” said El Chapo in an obvious shot at Trump. If you’ve paid attention to the mass media at all this past year, you’ll know who he’s referring to.
El Chapo also commented on Trump’s infamous plans to construct a wall between the United States and Mexico. “The wall is not a problem. I can knock it down, jump over it, go below it. But how many deportations do not come, how many families will be separated.”
It’s public knowledge that El Chapo has found resourceful ways of escaping from even the tightest of situations. He has escaped from prison on three different occasions. And he’s also very skilled in tunneling underneath structures, as his second escape from prison saw him tunnel his way out.
Can these two controversial businessmen just get along? Both are selling a product that scares and offends many yet also makes a large number of people feel really good. Of course, I’m referring to El Chapo’s drugs and Trump’s speeches. They are more alike than they would like to admit. Maybe they should just hug it out.
Strangely enough, Guzman also quoted civil rights icon Martin Luther King on his Twitter. “We’ve learned to fly like birds, swim like fish; but we have not learned the simple art of living as brothers” – M.L.K.
Open your heart, Trump! This is obviously a cry for help and a longing to embrace his fellow man. Why can’t we all just get along? Well, for one, if El Chapo gets too close, he’ll be captured again and extradited to the United States for drug trafficking charges. And second, I haven’t seen Trump as someone receptive to hugging it out, except in Mike Diva’s Japanese-themed YouTube parody video:
But with the Drug War and the divisive rhetoric it inspires, both figures will naturally be at each others’ throats figuratively and perhaps literally someday (with that hit placed on Trump and the threat of extradition looming over El Chapo’s head). Maybe it’s about time to make a compromise, America. To leave war forever locked away in your basement, as a relic of the past, collecting dust and losing meaning. Maybe then, will we finally pick up the simple art of living as brothers.