Trump once called the Mafia 'very nice people' if you 'don't owe them money'

Darren Richman
Wednesday 02 October 2019 10:00
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Video footage has emerged of Donald Trump referring to the mafia as “very nice people”.

The clip, from David Letterman’s chat show in 2013, sees the iconic host ask Trump, “Have you ever knowingly done business with organised crime?” and receive the reply:

I’ve really tried to stay away from them as much as possible.

Trump elaborates, touching on his life in New York and the various 'characters' that he has encountered along the way:

You know, growing up in New York and doing business in New York, I would say there might have been one of those characters along the way, but generally speaking I like to stay away from that group. I have met on occasion a few of those people.

They happen to be very nice people.

The Democrat Adam Schiff recently compared Trump’s communications with Ukraine, as reported in the infamous White House memo, to the actions of a mobster, labelling it a “classic mafia-like shakedown.”

He said:

This is how a mafia boss talks. And it’s clear that the Ukraine president understands exactly what is expected of him.

Perhaps Trump learned everything he knows from those “very nice people”.

You can watch the clip in the video below.

HT Guardian

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