"I told you so," tweeted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Sunday following the prison escape this weekend of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, continuing the celebrity businessman's recent string of highly inflammatory comments regarding Mexico and its people.
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
Since Trump announced his presidential bid last month, he has made immigration and the U.S. relationship with Mexico a major part of his platform, saying the people Mexico sends to the U.S. have many problems. He talked about how Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime and are rapists, adding that "some, I assume, are good people."
Guzman, who was once the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, escaped from a high-security federal prison Saturday using an underground tunnel. He has yet to be recaptured.
Despite these comments, Trump believes he will get the Hispanic vote in 2016, the candidate told the Washington Post in an expletive-laden interview following a Saturday rally in Phoenix. In the interview, Trump refered to an undocumented Mexican man who was accused of having killed a San Francisco woman last week as an "animal."
"Look at this animal. Now he’s claiming innocence. He’s got the lawyer now," Trump said. Other highlights from the interview include Trump taking a jab at fellow Republic presidential candidate Jeb Bush regarding his financial disclosure. "His should be simple, you know, in comparison to mine. I have so many companies and corporations," he said. He ended the interview by asking "What the [expletive] else do you have? Are you finished yet?"