Trump chooses El Chapo to run the Drug Enforcement Agency

❝ Just days after picking Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education, President-elect Donald Trump has tapped another wealthy outsider by naming Joaquín Guzmán, known as “El Chapo,” to head the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In an official statement, Trump said that El Chapo’s “tremendous success in the private sector” showed that he has what it takes to “shake things up” at the D.E.A…

❝ When asked why Trump had readily offered a job to El Chapo while still mulling the fate of another former adversary, Mitt Romney, Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway said, “El Chapo might not have voted for Mr. Trump, but that’s because he’s Mexican and in jail, and Mitt Romney is neither.”

❝ The appointment of the former drug kingpin is far from a done deal, however, as associates of El Chapo report that he is “concerned” that being a member of the Trump Administration would be bad for his brand.

Read all of this short piece by Andy Borowitz. I’m surprised Trump hasn’t tried to take out a contract on him for any of the satirical pieces Borowitz has produced for the NEW YORKER – about Trump and scumbags like him.

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4 thoughts on “Trump chooses El Chapo to run the Drug Enforcement Agency

  1. Genesis 11:9 says:

    Snopes.com: “Claim: “Donald Trump selected Mexican drug lord El Chapo to head the Drug Enforcement Administration.” (FALSE) http://www.snopes.com/trump-picks-el-chapo-to-run-dea/
    “While Borowitz’s satirical work doesn’t typically get mistaken for actual news, the story was not the first effort by the popular Borowitz Report to be mistaken for real news on Facebook and Twitter” (see for instance http://www.snopes.com/el-chapo-donald-trump-bounty/ – other examples in article). Meanwhile: “Facebook’s fake news tools are no match for the Facebook echo chamber” http://qz.com/864461/facebooks-fake-news-tools-are-no-match-for-the-facebook-echo-chamber/ and “Will Facebook’s Fake News Warning Become a Badge of Honor?” https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/12/will-facebooks-fake-news-warning-become-a-badge-of-honor/510863/ …according to a report from Pew Research Center released Thursday 64% of Americans think fake news creates “a great deal of confusion” around basic facts. 24% think it creates “some confusion,” and 11% say it creates “not much” nor no confusion at all. http://www.journalism.org/2016/12/15/many-americans-believe-fake-news-is-sowing-confusion/

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