James Comey Claims Donald Trump Is Like a Mob Boss and Sadly, These Personality Traits Back It Up
In his bombshell book, A Higher Loyalty, James Comey likens Donald Trump to a mob boss. Comey wrote that Trump reminded him of when he prosecuted mobsters and their “silent circle of assent,” CNN reports. So why does Trump remind Comey of a mobster boss? Page 5 will blow your mind.
1. Who’s the boss?
Comey wrote, “The boss in complete control,” when referring to Trump, according to CNN. One example of how Trump demonstrated his boss mentality was during the infamous 2016 Republican National Convention when Trump declared, “I am your voice,” The Atlantic reports. “I alone can fix it. I will restore law and order.”
Next: And then there’s this infamous request.
2. Trump wants this from others
Trump has a fierce focus on loyalty, telling Comey during dinner, “I need loyalty. I expect loyalty,” ABC News reports. When Comey tried to direct the conversation elsewhere, Trump clamped down on the loyalty pledge. When he asked again for loyalty, Comey said he could offer him honesty to which Trump said, “That’s what I want, honest loyalty.”
Next: This is how Trump views the world.
3. It’s us against them
Comey writes that Trump has an “us-versus-them worldview,” which aligns with the president’s distain for globalization. Trump characterized globalization as the reason why some Americans were struggling financially, which played into his promise to “make American great again.”
Next: It’s hard to keep up with this Trump habit.
4. What does he have to hide?
Comey wrote that Trump was, “lying about all things, large and small.” In fact, Politifact has an entire page dedicated to Trump’s lies, which grows every few days. Trump insists the U.S. is the highest taxed nation, which is untrue, and often contradicts previously made statements, The New York Times lists.
Next: He lies especially about this.
5. Could this rumor be true?
Although Trump is caught lying about everything from crowd size to taxes, he’s also been rumored to lie about having ties to the mob. At one point Trump purchased concrete from mobsters Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno and Paul Castellano, Politico reports. He never disclosed this fact until it came out during a federal investigation. Trump also lied about being under grand jury investigation.
Next: Of course Trump responded to mob ties like this.
6. This is what Trump says to mob tie allegations
Trump denies any links to mob families, telling The Wall Street Journal, “If people were like me, there would be no mob, because I don’t play that game,” Mother Jones reports. He went on to insist that he was, “the cleanest guy there is.”
Next: This late night host views Trump this way.
7. At least one person doesn’t think Trump has the chops to be in the mob
The Late Show host Steven Colbert sees Trump and his dynasty as more of a soap opera than an actual mob organization, Time reports. During his show Colbert said that Trump, “Doesn’t seem tough enough to be a mob boss.”
Plus, Colbert described how the Trump organization is run. “Like la Cosa Nostra, Trump has appointed family members to key positions. But unlike the mafia, none of his relatives are competent. It’s all explained in the new movie, Godfather Part 4: Oops! All Fredos.”
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