It’s satire, of course, but I couldn’t resist.
In an official statement, Trump said that El Chapoâ€™s â€œtremendous success in the private sectorâ€ showed that he has what it takes to â€œshake things upâ€ at the D.E.A.
Trumpâ€™s appointment of the former drug lord surprised many in Washington, in no small part because acrimony between the two allegedly prompted El Chapo, in 2015, to put a hundred-million-dollar bounty on Trumpâ€™s head.
But, appearing on CNN, the Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway said that the selection of El Chapo should surprise no one. â€œMr. Trump always said that he would surround himself with the best people,â€ she said.