Listening to Trump talk at his rally last week about how he told 'his people' to slow down the testing for Covid-19 I couldn't help but remember how Mob bosses talked. Like so much of how Trump talks and acts it reminds us how comfortable he has been dealing with criminals like the Mafia.
This is how Michael Cohen describes how Trump operates:
"Mr. Trump did not directly tell me to lie to Congress. That’s not how he operates. In conversations we had during the campaign, at the same time I was actively negotiating in Russia for him, he would look me in the eye and tell me there’s no business in Russia and then go out and lie to the American people by saying the same thing. In his way, he was telling me to lie."
The website Vox discussed Trump's longtime connections to the Russian Mob this way:
Finally, Trump has had no trouble dealing with the NYC Mob in getting his buildings built in New York. Is it any surprise that so many people around Trump have been convicted of a crime and the only thing that may have kept him out of jail is being President.