The guilty verdict and plea of Donald Trump’s henchmen Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen has resulted in the President of the United States talking openly like a mafia boss.
First he took to Twitter to give his respect to Paulie for not breaking.
Then he went where he feels most comfortable (besides Twitter of course), Fox and Friends, to opine about his other henchman Michael Cohen and about how he thinks it should be illegal for accomplices or underlings to cooperate with investigators and flip on their bosses.
“It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal,” Trump said in the interview, adding he’s witnessed similar scenarios over his decades in public life. “I know all about flipping, 30, 40 years I have been watching flippers. Everything is wonderful and then they get 10 years in jail and they flip on whoever the next highest one is or as high as you can go.”
And in that same interview Trump described his main reason for hiring Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General: he felt loyalty to him and expected loyalty in return.
Sessions “was on the campaign,” Trump said. “You know, the only reason I gave him the job is because I felt loyalty. He was an original supporter.”
“Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn’t have done, or he should have told me,” Trump said. “He took my job, and then he said, ‘I’m going to recuse myself.’ I said, ‘What kind of man is this?'”
There is so much to unpack in these three separate quotes by the Mafia Boss who is currently our President.
First, he is basically openly admitting that Paul Manafort could finger him for crimes, which is the only reason why he thinks it is a good thing that Manafort didn’t make a plea deal.
Secondly, he thinks nobody who orders someone else to commit a crime should have to worry about that person telling investigators about the orders. This is quite literally, insane.
Lastly, the position of Attorney General of the United States is one of loyalty to the Constitution of the United States, not the President. But, I suppose, if you only see things in terms of mafia organizations, it could be difficult to imagine the fact that a job could entail loyalty to anything other than the boss.
I wonder if Mafia Don Trump knows about this: