That’s the greatest campaign endorsement any U.S. presidential candidate could ever hope for. “El Chapo” just put Trump on the map. He may have just put Trump in the White House. Gracias “El Chapo.” Keep talking my friend.
The gaffe, which Trump’s campaign blamed on an intern, was the latest setback for the TV show host who lost business deals with Univision, NBC and NASCAR after making comments about Mexican rapists immigrating to the United States.
The tweeted picture also shows the White House and a $100 bill and the slogan, “We need real leadership. We need results. Let’s put the U.S. back into business!”
“A young intern created and posted the image and did not see the very faded figures within the flag of the stock photo. The intern apologized and immediately deleted the tweet,” Trump’s campaign said.
The four soldiers pictured seemed to be actors wearing the uniforms of the notorious SS force, Twitter users said.
On Monday, an aide to Trump said that the FBI is investigating threatening tweets to him that were purported to have originated from Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison on Saturday.
For the second time in nearly 15 years, Mexico’s most infamous drug lord escaped from a maximum-security prison, dealing a humiliating blow to President Enrique Peña Nieto and raising new concerns about corruption in Mexican law enforcement.
Army soldiers and federal police on Sunday set up roadblocks for hundreds of miles surrounding the prison near the central city of Toluca following the escape of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman, the alleged leader of the Sinaloa cartel.
Mr. Guzmán, 58 years old, fled the Altiplano prison on Saturday night through a tunnel network that connected his cell to a house under construction almost a mile away, officials said. He slipped through a small opening in his cell’s shower area, climbed down a 30-foot ladder and traveled through a five-foot-tall tunnel equipped with lighting and ventilation, they said.