Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump used the elusive escape of the world’s most wanted drug Lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a high security Mexican prison as the perfect opportunity to farther taunt his anti-Mexican racism.
Instead of apologizing and stearing clear of further inciting racial tensions, Trump amped up his bigotry with an “I told you so” Twitter storm rehashing his close-minded assumptions that Mexicans are “rapists” and “killers”, and of course not missing the chance to slam his political opponents in the process.
Mexico's biggest drug lord escapes from jail. Unbelievable corruption and USA is paying the price. I told you so!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2015
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
Guzman took notice of Trump’s comments and didn’t fall short to lash out against the words.
Sigue chingando y voy hacer que te tragues todas tus putas palabras pinche guero cagaleche @realDonaldTrump— Joaquín Guzmán Loera (@ElChap0Guzman) July 12, 2015
"And I still f***ing make you swallow all your wh***s f***ing words," Guzman responded to Trump.
But the tweet didn’t stop Trump from continuing his rampage and narcissistically demanding the media owes him an apology.
When will people, and the media, start to apologize to me for my statement, "Mexico is sending....", which turned out to be true? El Chapo— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
Despite Trump’s swift and generalized assertions that immigrants are tearing our country apart, Christian Science Monitor analyzed this ignorant generalization is not at all the typical case.
A Congressional Research Service report found that the majority of unauthorized immigrants do not match Trump’s label as felons who primarily engage in such activities as drug trafficking, illegal trafficking of firearms and murder.
And the American Immigration Council reported that data compiled from the FBI and the US Census Bureau have concluded that immigrants are “immigrants are less likely than the native-born to engage in either violent or nonviolent ‘antisocial’ behaviors.”
Trump’s racism as not only incited fire from media critics and a notorious drug lord, but even individuals from his own crowd. Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush denounced his racist comments, claiming them as offensive and divisive. And now even Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch has had enough of the racism and in an almost non-Fox-newsy way called out Trump’s total lack of accuracy.
Mexican immigrants, as with all immigrants, have much lower crime rates than native born. Eg El Paso safest city in U.S. Trump wrong.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 12, 2015
Trump popularity based on frustration with DC and endless regulations over people's lives. Thought this was Rand Paul's issue.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 12, 2015
The tweets may come as a surprise, but Murdoch as long been an advocate for immigration reform so Trump beating the horse dead over this issue as certainly struck a chord with the media tyrant.