Sometimes publicly threatening to “kick someone’s ass” elicits a nasty response.

Twitter seems to be Donald Trump’s favorite weapon of choice. In his latest social media tear, Trump targeted Mexican drug lord, ‘El Chapo.’

And then Trump, referring to himself in the third person, proceeded to throw down with El Chapo:

Monday, Hollywood gossip site TMZ reported that an individual claiming to be the son of El Chapo, responded to Trumps tweets by threatening Trump right back. Trump then indicated he was contacting the FBI.

Donald Trump tells TMZ he is contacting the FBI to investigate threats just made by a man claiming to be the son of escaped Mexican drug lord El Chapo.

Trump is reacting to a tweet reportedly made by El Chapo’s son, in which he blasts Trump for saying El Chapo is “everything that’s wrong with Mexico.”

The tweet was written in Spanish, with the rough English translation, “Keep f***ing around and I’m gonna make you swallow your bitch words you f***ing whitey milks***tter (that’s a homophobic slur).”

Trump tells TMZ he’s not backing down, saying, “I’m fighting for much more than myself. I’m fighting for the future of our country which is being overrun by criminals.” He adds, “You can’t be intimidated. It’s too important.”

Let us pause for a moment to reflect on the current state of domestic politics where posts include words like, “kicking ass,” “FBI,” “Mexican Drug Lord,” “Twitter fight,” and Donald Trump simultaneously and unironically.

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