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Trump borrows his rhetoric -- and his view of power -- from the mob - The Washington Post

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'The president’s background in NYC real estate taught mob values that still persist.Working with unsavory types was second nature to Trump who concluded that the way to insulate himself from the betrayals & backstabbing of the business world was to place a premium on loyalty — to construct his organization as a tight family circle, assisted only by a handful of long-standing, totally committed outsiders. That structure allowed the organization to survive bankruptcies, business failures, oceans of bad publicity, and legions of angry competitors, contractors and former employees. Cohn is the most important of lawyer-fixers he would employ. Cohn’s client list included alleged crime bosses, Cohn, with a reputation for unbridled aggression in defense, is the most important in a long series of lawyer-fixersTrump employed. Cohn’s , and his reputation for unbridled aggression.' Read more...

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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