Has Donald Trump become 'the great Latino unifier?'

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Donald Trump has some harsh words for El Chapo

Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference.

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These days, it seems like everyone has an opinion on Donald Trump — and his controversial Twitter account. And his latest online sparring partner? None other than someone purporting to be Joaquín Guzmán — aka, El Chapo, the legendary Mexican drug lord who recently escaped from prison.

El Chapo had some harsh words for Trump, thanks in part to Trump's recent comments about immigrants that have had many people talking.

"Sigue chingando y voy hacer que te tragues todas tus putas palabras pinche guero cagaleche @realDonaldTrump"

— Joaquín Guzmán Loera (@ElChap0Guzman) July 12, 2015

[Translation]"Keep being a nuisance and I'll make you eat your [expletive] words, you immature prick."

Chapo has since deleted the tweet, but not before Global Voices got a screenshot.

Trump, of course, fired back, alledging that he was not afraid of El Chapo.

There's no guarantee that the El Chapo tweets are coming from the druglord himself, says Lalo Alcaraz, a cartoonist, writer and radio host whose work focuses on Latinos in America. Or, for that matter, if Trump actually tweets for himself or has a staff member tweeting for him.

Alcaraz jokingly calls @ElChap0Guzman an "El Chapo-adjacent Twitter account." He says El Chapo is "pretty brazen," but he doesn't think El Chapo is "going around tweeting while he's back underground — literally — somewhere."

Alcaraz jokes that Trump, with his strident anti-immigrant stance, has become "the great Latino unifier." Latinos from all different backgrounds have taken to Twitter to denounce Trump and "defend Mexican immigrants against these comments" that Trump made, he says.

And the jokes about El Chapo's escape haven't slowed down, either. A parody account, @ElChapoGuuzman, has even popped up.

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