Shortly after news broke on Friday that Mexican marines recaptured powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Twitter users flocked online to express their outrage that the Sinaloa Cartel head didn’t have the opportunity to assassinate current GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto relayed the news of the arrest, tweeting a “Mission accomplished” message in Spanish.
Misión cumplida: lo tenemos. Quiero informar a los mexicanos que Joaquín Guzmán Loera ha sido detenido.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 8, 2016
But some people didn’t receive it very well. Here are the top 11 tweets mainstream media outlets covering the 2016 election won’t show you following the recapture:
im mad el chapo got caught i wanted him to kill donald trump
— Mia (@mia_mueller) January 9, 2016
Oh man, they captured El Chapo. Who’s gonna kill Donald Trump now!? — jesseSPANNER (@jesseSPANNER) January 9, 2016
I’m disapointed that El Chopo didn’t murder Donald Trump before he got caught.
— Rachel (@destroyfrogs) January 8, 2016
The Mexican police force have no vision. Do you know how great the film “CHAPO” would’ve been if he’d managed to kill Donald Trump?
— Jo (@JohanMensah) January 8, 2016
i was really praying el chapo would never get caught. i REALLY wanted to him to kill donald trump
— tropicana (@duhfcuk) January 8, 2016
Factoring in the criminal mastermind’s reputation for evading custody more than once, some aren’t giving up hope on the idea of Mr. Trump’s murder.
I’m waiting for el Chapo to escape again and kill Donald Trump — Denise (@Torres3Denise) January 9, 2016
Free El Chapo so he can kill Donald Trump this time.
— J a v i (@JaviiLit) January 9, 2016
El chapo still gonna kill Donald Trump ryte? — BruceLee Dude✋ (@cuhhrhissmuhh) January 9, 2016
This isn’t the first time that Twitter users have rooted for “El Chapo” to take out the GOP frontrunner. Following his prison escape in July 2015, I reported on how users were counting on the drug lord to come right for Mr. Trump.
My PJTV colleagues John Phillips, Stephen Kruiser and Scott Ott have previously discussed a brief online spat in which a Twitter account linked to Guzman directly threatened Trump, shortly after escaping prison in that same month.
Regarding “El Chapo,” Trump has said that he would “kick his ass!” (Segment here.)