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Donald Trump to El Chapo: Come at Me Bro

Donald Trump offers to take on the drug lord known as El Chapo, on the run from Mexican authorities after a Saturday prison break.

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Real estate mogul Donald Trump is a lot of things. He’s a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. He once hosted a reality show. But who knew he was brave enough to take on one of the most feared drug lords on earth?

Two days after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the notorious and ultraviolent Sinaloa cartel, escaped a Mexican prison using an elaborate underground tunnel, Trump — never short on bold proclamations — began making some noise on Twitter. Apparently, there’s a man out there capable of bringing El Chapo to justice.

That man is Donald Trump.

Real estate mogul Donald Trump is a lot of things. He’s a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. He once hosted a reality show. But who knew he was brave enough to take on one of the most feared drug lords on earth?

Two days after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the notorious and ultraviolent Sinaloa cartel, escaped a Mexican prison using an elaborate underground tunnel, Trump — never short on bold proclamations — began making some noise on Twitter. Apparently, there’s a man out there capable of bringing El Chapo to justice.

That man is Donald Trump.

He didn’t stop there.

And apparently Trump has a good idea of where he can find Guzman.

Trump’s tough talk hasn’t been impressing one potential ally: Rupert Murdoch. Taking to Twitter, Murdoch said this about the man who says he’s willing to take on El Chapo:

Your move, Mr. Trump.

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