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President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly hired Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán to head the Drug Enforcement Administration. How true is this latest development?
Donald Trump Cabinet: Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán As DEA Head?
Trump allegedly released a statement, saying that El Chapo has been extremely successful in the private sector. This certainly proves he has what it takes to “shake things up” at the D.E.A.
Meanwhile, many in Washington are shocked by Trump’s appointment of the former drug lord. After all, there was intense bitterness between the two.
In fact, because of this bitterness, El Chapo placed a hundred-million-dollar bounty on Trump’s head in 2015, according to the New Yorker.
However, Kellyanne Conway said in an interview that El Chapo’s appointment must not surprise anyone. She stated that Trump has always said he would be encompassed by the best people. The appointment of the former drug lord has not yet been concluded. It is still being processed, as reported.
Nonetheless, associates noted that El Chapo is worried about being a member of the Trump administration. This is because such a thing would be bad for his brand.
Donald Trump Cabinet: El Chapo’s Appointment A Joke?
The individual who wrote the piece in The New Yorker is a prominent humor writer. Humor columnist Andy Borowitz is known for his political satires.
Moreover, the article in The New Yorker referred to an incident in 2015. The incident was proven to be a hoax, as pointed out by Snopes.
In addition, this particular story is not the first attempt by Borowitz to have been mistaken for real news on major social networking sites.
Earlier, there had been satirical articles like George W. Bush saying Bob Denver was his role model and Obama mandating that the loser of the 2016 U.S. elections would leave the United States forever.
Simply put, the Borowitz Report on El Chapo’s appointment is not a real news story but a piece of political satire.