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viva la

(3,284 posts)
Thu Aug 17, 2023, 10:30 AM Aug 2023

"No president in history has ever acted MORE STEREOTYPICALLY LIKE A GANGSTER": TPM

If the Shoe Fits
by Josh Marshall
From TPM Reader AC who knows quite a bit about the history of the racketeering statutes.

Can I remind people that no president in history has ever acted MORE STEREOTYPICALLY LIKE A GANGSTER than Trump? He owned casinos. He has deep connections in the New York City construction industry. His son-in-law’s father did time for extortion. He calls people who inform on him “rats.” He bullies. He threatens to expose people’s private shame to obtain endorsements. He filled his administration with pro wrestling magnates and failed movie producers.


https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/if-the-shoe-fits


.... If Trump wants to suggest the law wasn’t intended for men like him, then perhaps he should try acting like a normal politician or businessman rather than a crime lord from a movie
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"No president in history has ever acted MORE STEREOTYPICALLY LIKE A GANGSTER": TPM (Original Post) viva la Aug 2023 OP
He isn't acting. gab13by13 Aug 2023 #1
That's true! This is the guy, after all, who thought Roy Cohn was the very model of... viva la Aug 2023 #2
Beats being a "schmuck", no? usonian Aug 2023 #3
The Gambino and Gotti family say he's giving them a bad rep and he needs to clean up his act. n/t SheilaAnn Aug 2023 #4
"Hey, we got standards!" viva la Aug 2023 #5
You got that right. SheilaAnn Aug 2023 #6
Did they forget to mention that he laundered money for the Russian mob? FakeNoose Aug 2023 #7
No president has been such a criminal as trump. republianmushroom Aug 2023 #8

viva la

(3,284 posts)
2. That's true! This is the guy, after all, who thought Roy Cohn was the very model of...
Thu Aug 17, 2023, 10:36 AM
Aug 2023

a great attorney.


Roy Marcus Cohn (/koʊn/; February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American lawyer and prosecutor who came to prominence for his role as Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, when he assisted McCarthy's investigations of suspected communists. In the late 1970s and during the 1980s, he became a prominent political fixer in New York City.[2][3][4][5] He also represented and mentored New York City real estate developer and future U.S. President Donald Trump during his early business career. His other clients included New York Yankees baseball club owner George Steinbrenner;[6] Aristotle Onassis;[7] and Mafia bosses Fat Tony Salerno, Carmine Galante, and John Gotti.

FakeNoose

(32,626 posts)
7. Did they forget to mention that he laundered money for the Russian mob?
Thu Aug 17, 2023, 01:31 PM
Aug 2023

The Chump organization sold $ multi-million condos to Russian mobsters in New York, Florida and elsewhere. It's a proven fact and it happened long before he ran for president.

One wonders how he ever got vetted as a presidential candidate.

republianmushroom

(13,576 posts)
8. No president has been such a criminal as trump.
Thu Aug 17, 2023, 06:05 PM
Aug 2023

A named rapist by a judge, indicted 4 times and more than 80 criminal charges file against him.
He is number one, all by his lonesome.
30 months and counting

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