As new photos revealed how billionaire cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman made his great escape from prison, Donald Trump beefed up his security detail in response to a threat the fugitive drug lord purportedly tweeted.
“We have officials all over the place, including right outside hanging out in trees,” Trump told reporters Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Albemarle Estate, his new winery and bed and breakfast in Charlottesville, Va.
Trump arrived with extra brawn, including two state troopers who escorted him from his helicopter.
The Donald is on edge after a threatening tweet fired off from an account that apparently belongs to Sinaloa Cartel king El Chapo.
Guzman broke out of a maximum-security prison in Mexico on Saturday, using a red motorbike to travel through a sophisticated milelong tunnel that began under his cell’s shower before emerging at a remote construction site, new photos show.
“Keep f–king around and I’m gonna make you swallow your whore words you f–king whitey milks–tter,” the user @ElChap0Gusman taunted Trump in the menacing message, which reached hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers.
“I’m better than them,” El Chapo later tweeted about Trump and his entourage.
The account’s authenticity has yet to be verified, but Trump took the threat seriously, alerting FBI agents.
“Law enforcement is working very hard right now on the situation here,” he said at the winery.