“El Chapo”, a Trump fan; but says Obama seems like a coward: Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  LaSillaRota

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, “El
Chapo”, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, is a fan of the president of the
United States, Donald Trump, as stated by one of his lawyers Jeffrey Lichtman.
In a radio interview on the US
program “In the Morning,” hosted by Len Berman and Michael Riedel,
Lichtman said that Guzmán Loera likes Trump’s heavy hand against terrorism.
This seems counterproductive,
since the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was extradited a day before Trump’s
inauguration as president of the United States, which for many was a “gift” from then- president Enrique Peña Nieto to the newly arrived
US president.
He also spoke of the opinion that
Guzmán Loera had of former President Barack Obama, whom he described, according
to the defense attorney, as an irresponsible coward.
The truth is that the two
captures of “El Chapo”, in February 2014 and January 2016, were in
the administrations of Peña and Obama, who collaborated together so that the
kingpin was captured.
Trump also used ” El Chapo ” as part of his speech to criminalize illegal migrants arriving in the
United States, mainly from Mexico and Central America. Guzmán Loera is
currently being held at the maximum-security prison in Florence Colorado, sentenced
to life in prison.
However, in recent days he filed
an appeal for the trial, and therefore the sentence, to be canceled and his
case to be repeated with another jury and judge. ” El Chapo ” will
have to wait for the decision.