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Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:19 PM

Politifact: "Yes, Donald Trump has been linked to the mob."

Danny Leung, mentioned below, is just one of Trump's many mob-linked associates, and he was a top manager at Trump's Taj Mahal -- before it went bankrupt.

I suggest you read the whole article. It's full of interesting connections.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/mar/02/ted-cruz/yes-donald-trump-has-been-linked-mob/

"You had contractors that were supposedly mob-oriented all over Atlantic City," Trump said when the Wall Street Journal asked him about it, adding that "every single casino company used the same companies, just I hope you will say that."

A few years later, Trumpís organized crime connections extended overseas. In 1992, a Senate subcommittee named Danny Leung, who was then the vice president for foreign marketing at Trump Taj Mahal, as an associate of the Hong Kong-based organized crime group 14K Triad.

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(The Trump Taj Mahal declared bankruptcy in 1991, and his other Atlantic City properties folded a decade later.)


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Our ruling

Cruz said, "There have been multiple media reports about Donald's business dealings with the mob, with the mafia."

While itís important to note that these connections were not atypical in the real estate and casino businesses in the 1980s, Cruzís statement is accurate. Media reports have linked Trump to mafia bosses and mob-connected business associates for decades.

We rate the claim True.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:23 PM

1. They provide concrete that he overpays for and they give him muscle

to force people out of their homes so he could sell them, well known about him.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:37 PM

2. There's a lot more than that in the article. And there's a reminder of one of his

bankruptcies, which was linked to a Tower run by one of these mob associates.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:45 PM

4. he could get better deals on Mexican concrete and muscle

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:24 PM

9. Yeah, but Mexican concrete and muscle...

 

isn't generally known to bust knee caps when you shop elsewhere.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:42 PM

3. It's his base.

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:51 PM

5. There was a show on HBO last night about the Trump

slave trade in Dubai. Foreign workers brought in to Dubai for construction operations ran by Trump, they make $20 a day but it is almost all taken by the rent they are charged to live 24 people to a room. They can't leave because they don't have the money and their passports are confiscated when they enter Dubai.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:55 PM

6. In the days of investigative journalism, he wouldn't have gotten this far.

Now?

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:25 PM

10. Investigative journalism died decades ago...

 

Don Henley called it correct in Dirty Laundry. The news is nothing but vapid entertainment.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 06:57 PM

7. This one is a definite no-brainer

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:22 PM

8. He has built buildings...

 

in NYC and Atlantic City- of course he has mob ties.

on edit: That is not why he is an idiot. There are more than enough examples to prove that

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:51 PM

11. If he thinks he can accuse Hillary of "corruption" without having to explain his own,

he's in for a nasty shock.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 07:58 PM

12. Yep

 

And he is going to implode. His ego won't let him respond in an adult way. At first Trump scared me. He doesn't now, it is his followers that scare me.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 08:35 PM

13. Yes, his inability to control himself will kill him when he goes up against the woman

who knows better than anyone how to control herself.

She has spent a lifetime preparing to face someone like him -- with a deft, light touch while she drives a stake through his heart.

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