Even as American business magnate and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump contacted the FBI about a threat received from 'El Chapo' Guzman, it is being rumoured the Sinaloa Cartel boss may have had no involvement in the social media drama as it could be a hoax.
Guzman, the Mexican drug lord and leader of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel, escaped from a high security prison on 11 July through a 1.5 km long tunnel dug underneath the maximum security prison.
A massive manhunt is currently on to nab 'El Chapo' Guzman. However, within two days after escaping from the prison, Guzman has allegedly sent a threat to the 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The tweet, sent on 13 July from a Twitter account belonging to Joaquin Guzman Loera @ElChap0Guzman, threatened to make Trump 'eat his own words.'
The drug lord is believed to have referred to a statement made by Trump in which he called Mexicans "rapists."
The Twitter account, supposedly belonging to Guzman, stated that he was celebrating his escape from the prison by sending out the message to Trump.
The message, which contains several expletives, read: "Keep sc***ing [with us] and I'm going to make you eat your f***ing words you lousy white fa***t."
The account is still active on Twitter and the tweet addressing Trump has been shared and favourited over 20,000 times.
Mexican government officials, however, doubt if the Twitter account is genuine. "I am told they are apocryphal," Mexican deputy interior minister Roberto Campa told Reuters.
Meanwhile, Trump has issued a statement, saying he was "fighting for much more than myself. I'm fighting for the future of our country which is being overrun by criminals. You can't be intimidated. This is too important."
Later Trump sent out a tweet saying he would kick his [El Chapo's] a**.
Zak Mathews @zakduece23
Honestly I hope the whole El Chapo and Donald trump thing isn't a hoax. I want to see that asshole eat his words.
Omar Santos Bravo @omarb7
I think the El Chapo threat to Donald Trump is a hoax, but honestly get him Chapo! Do something beneficial for Mexicans once in your life!
Bro if el chapo kills trump I'm nominating him for the presidency idgaf
Sean Burman @sean_burman
So Donald Trump said he wasn't freaking out about the #ElChapo threats but he's already talked to the FBI about protecting himself?
@barstoolsports obviously it's a fake account. Do you really think the first thing he did when he escaped prison was make a twitter account
@barstoolsports So. You think that this huge drug lord, who just tunneled out of prison will stop to fucking text Donald Trump?
Don Jon @elijahbarajas
If you think El Chapo cares about what Trump said about Mexicans, he doesn't. Those news stories are all fake
xan retweeted Paris Hatzievagelou
Oh ok so it's a fake account. I was gonna say I sincerely doubt el chapo gives a fuck about Cheetoh dusted Trump rn