Donald Trump reacted this morning in a series of tweets to the dramatic prison break by Mexico's most powerful drug lord. 

A massive manhunt is ongoing after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from the maximum security Altiplano prison, about 60 miles west of Mexico City.

Guzman is said to have used a one-mile-long tunnel that started in the shower of his cell. He then reportedly used a specially-made motorcycle to ride through the customized, lit tunnel.


Trump took to Twitter over the last 24 hours to call out corrupt Mexican officials for allowing this to happen, arguing that the prison break validates the points he's been making in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, former DEA administrator Peter Bensinger weighed in on the escape this morning, telling Martha MacCallum that Guzman had "the influence and the money to get out of prison." 

Guzman already escaped a Mexican prison once in 2001. When he was caught again last year, Mexico vowed that he would never again escape. 

Bensinger said the United States should have demanded that Guzman be extradited when he was arrested last year. 

Guzman commands the Sinaloa cartel, which is believed to control most of the transportation of drugs across the border into the U.S. 

Bensinger called on President Obama to speak directly to the Mexican president and said Attorney General Loretta Lynch should travel to Mexico immediately. 

"This really is a symbol of corruption," he said, adding that it hurts the morale of U.S. drug agents and puts Americans at greater risk.  

Watch his analysis below.