Trump, the Broker

Who is Donald Trump? Is he a great businessman? Or is he a mole for the Democrats? George Will maintains that Trump’s campaign for president would be no different if he were a Democrat mole sent to undermine the GOP.

It is no secret that Trump has liberally donated to leftist candidates like Hillary Clinton. Between 1989 and 2010, Trump donated $314,300 to Democratic groups and candidates and $290,600 to Republicans. Recipients of Trump’s money include former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Trump also has been chummy with organized crime figures. This fact, apparently, is why Trump did not run for president in 2012. Investigative journalist Wayne Barrett stated, in a CNN interview, “The mob connections of Donald are extraordinarily extensive.” In a Federalist article, How Close Was Donald Trump to the Mob, David Marcus wrote:

“The Atlantic City story starts with Trump’s purchase of a [property], at twice its market value, from Salvatore Testa, a made man in the Philadelphia mafia and son of Philip “Chicken Man” Testa, who was briefly head of the Philly mob after Angelo Bruno’s 1980 killing. Harrah’s casino, half owned by Trump, would be built on that land, and Trump would quickly buy out his partner, Harrah’s Entertainment, and rename the casino Trump Plaza.

Trump Plaza’s connection to the mob didn’t end with the land purchase from Testa. Nicademo “Little Nicky” Scarfo (who became boss after the elder Testa was blown up) and his nephew Phillip “crazy Phil” Leonetti controlled two of the major construction and concrete companies in Atlantic City. Both companies, Scarf, Inc. and Nat Nat, did work on the construction of Harrah’s, according the State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation’s 1986 report on organized crime. In addition, Scarfo, whose reign as head of the Philly mob was one of the bloodiest in history, controlled the bartenders union, which represented Trump’s workers in Atlantic City, according to George Anastasia’s book, ‘Blood and Honor.’”

Trump’s long-time close relationships with organized crime figures and Democrats are not by chance. Organized crime and Democrats have also had a special relationship. Organized crime controlled and, in most instances, still influences unions that typically vote Democrat. The Mafia was very good at intimidation and bribery. The Mafia was so successful at it that the Democratic Party began using these tactics.

Notice, too, that Donald Trump, a life-long liberal, or should I use the term “illiberal,” wins through intimidation. In 2009, former Colombo crime family capa Michael Franzese compared the Democrat Party to a Mafia family. So, it is not surprising that Democrats run the highest crime cities in America.

All of which takes us back to the original question: who is Donald Tramp? He is a terrible businessman but a “marketeer” par excellence. He’s running for president not to be president but to broker the presidency. Trump knows his background will be exposed if the mass media reports objectively.

So, at some point, Trump will either throw his support to an obvious candidate that will be beholding to Trump, or Trump will default to a third party candidate, and offer his support to the remaining competing presidential candidates. This the true leverage that Trump says he’s protecting.

It has been reported that Trump has used very little of his own money so far. He has refused to let his very small staff tap Trump’s rich friends. Trump has refused to do any advertising. More importantly, Trump has refused to build primary ballot staffs in critical states, which takes a considerable investment. He is neither spending nor building as if he is serious about being a contender for president.

One other Trump trait leads to this conclusion. Trump is a control freak. He will never be able to place his business empire in trust and lose control of it. Not one of his three children is ready to manage this vast empire as evidenced by Trump hiring his first CEO of the Trump hotel group. The last thing Trump wants to lose is his empire. If he retains his empire and brokers a deal for the presidency, he will only gain in power.

Too bad Trump is so lacking in grace, class, humility and credibility.

8 Comments

  1. I have no problem with Trump giving money to Dems as well as Repubs–he’s a businessman and that’s what you do.

    Mob connection? I guess I’ll have to look into that. “Bad businessman?” Say what? I guess I have a way different definition of a “bad” businessman. I wish I were even a tenth as bad as he is.

    I don’t know exactly who Trump is, either, but I sure completely enjoy the conniption fits he is giving the GOP, the Dems, and the media. I hope he keeps it up.

  2. How can you call Trump “a terrible businessman”? What’s your measure of success in business — good intentions?

    As for “organized crime”, anyone of Trump’s stature operating in NYC has to grease everyone’s palms to survive. His business activities are in and around the city. Everyone knows that if you’re wealthy, you had better spread some of around in Washington…

    The GOP is rotten to the core and needs “undermining” if not dissolution. What is the difference, in actual congressional and White House action, between Democrats and Republicans? Oh, Republicans didn’t launch “fast and furious”? They didn’t do much to stop it either — nor anything else Obama and his cadres have done.

    We need to break the Demopublican Establishment stranglehold on Washington. Trump looks like he could begin the process. It won’t happen within the ranks of the GOP, and certainly not with a nebbish like Jeb Bush.

  3. I think you’d better check your facts. I do believe he has 4 children that actually work. I remember his first wife saying she and 2 kids were traveling. She got into 1st class and the kids sat in coach. They complained and she stated that when they earn their own money they can fly 1st class as well. Sounds like a good American way to raise children to me. The media doesn’t know what to do with someone that doesn’t have to bow to them. The Republican “ADVISORS” in DC are frantic about not being needed. TRUMP has ’em right where he want’em. He’s smarter than anyone gives him credit for being. I love him not being PC. Why is it OK for McCain to call us crazies or Cruz a wacko bird. No one had a stroke over that “vulgar” language. I say go TRUMP. DE-FUND the spineless, feckless GOP.

  4. Let’s say that what this article says is true on the Organized Crime points. If he does get elected it would mean that he will still will be associated with crime as the Federal government is the LARGEST, CRIMINAL, TERRORIST, ORGANIZATION on the planet and with his help we the people may get to finally clean it up. It is obvious that the DEMONcrates and the REPULSIVEcains are crapping razor blades because of his popularity and the fact that he continues to lead the poll’s no matter what his haters do too try to tear him down it has nor worked. If he does get the nomination, and wins, it will not take long too see if he is really for “we the people”, or becomes just another Lying, Thieving politician.

  5. what is coming is what is coming – who wins America’s got candidates doesn’t matter – the ‘world government’ the ‘world order’ the ‘global government’ is what is – the UN is about to have the pope speak – it will be regarding the money system and ‘world government’ this visit is the 28th of this month. That is going to be an interesting speech – how will it effect ‘world order’ – don’t touch that dial. The American elections – I think they are already over… the one that will take over already chosen. We’re just along for the ride and show. God Bless America – God Bless Israel.

  6. I wish the media and others had thoroughly vetted obama as they are Trump. Every nook and cranny is being looked into for this candidate. Anything negative Trump has ever said or done is being exposed. Although in the past many candidates were happy to take his money,they now denounce him as distasteful. Hahaaha!
    But it’s too late, don’t think I am the only one of the opinion that obama was never vetted this thoroughly. Don’t think people are sick and tired of those sick looking candidates standing next to Trump, Don’t think people are not getting excited about Trump. See webesisters.com

    • Trump is most assuredly a breath of fresh air in the sewer of the Obama administration. Obama was the media’s darling in both of his campaigns and no member of the various media would dare to questions his bona fides. Look where that got us.

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