Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"Show me who your friends are, and I'll tell what you are."



Isn't this what every good little Gooper and religious right voter dreamed of? A President-elect who's tight with convicted felons and gangsters?  Take a look, GOP America, at your incoming preznit having a heckava great time with his mobster pal.

President-elect Donald Trump rang in the new year together with Joseph "Joey No Socks" Cinque — a convicted felon with ties to notorious Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, a recently released video has revealed. 

Cinque can be seen in a video obtained by the Palm Beach Daily News, cheering loudly as a tuxedo-clad Trump runs through a number of campaign promises before the hundreds of guests attending the New Year's Eve bash the President-elect threw at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Saturday. 

 "The taxes are coming down, regulations are coming off, we're going to get rid of Obamacare," 

Trump can be heard saying as an exuberant Cinque stands next to him, pumping his fists into the air. Cinque's Sunday appearance with Trump might raise some eyebrows.  

Beyond a 1989 felony conviction for possessing nearly $100,000 worth of stolen artwork, Cinque "used to be friends with John Gotti," according to a New York Magazine profile from 1995. 

Cinque was also "shot three times and left for dead" in a 1980 incident that authorities described as "a hit," according to the profile.


TRUMP, Speaking about Joseph "Joey No Socks" Cinque:

"There's nobody like him. He's a special guy." 

 But when asked by reporters about Cinque in May, Trump denied knowing anything about him or his criminal past.

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Rational Nation USA said...

Gee, what a surprise, really. NOT!

Ray Cranston said...

President-elect SLEAZE.

Ducky's here said...

President Grabby Hands is mobbed up? That would be shocking.

As an aside President Grabby Hands is taking credit for Ford stopping factory construction in Mexico and moving the production to Mexico. True on its face but the two events are unrelated.
The plant construction in Mexico was cancelled because sales are off and capacity is available at another Mexican plant.
The Detroit plant is expanding production of autonomous and electric vehicles.

Note that GM is going through with layoffs at its Michigan Chevy Cruze plant.

It's unclear that President Grabby Hands could have pressured Ford anyway since its Mexican production is for foreign export only.
President Grabby has threatened Ford and GM with tariffs but the production is virtually entirely for Mexican consumption and foreign export.

Never take President Grabby at his word.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"We're going to get rid of Obamacare!" Crowed the 3x married billionaire to the crowd that paid $575 a piece to suck up to him. They all cheered when they heard 20 million Americans would be left without insurance! Yay! Yay! Yay! WHO CARES?! The millionaires and billionaire shouted!

Next Trump promised that he'll be coming for Americans' Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. The crowd ROARED its approval, then guzzled down gallons of the Veuve Clicquot Trump made them pay for in their "Pay to Play" Bacchanalia.

It's good; it's all good for the one percenters, the mobsters, and the Pussy-Grabber Elect!

Shaw Kenawe said...


Even President Grabber can't keep up with what he's tweeted, because he tweets by the seat of his extraordinaryly prodigious arse.

Ducky's here said...

Correction As an aside President Grabby Hands is taking credit for Ford stopping factory construction in Mexico and moving the production to Michigan

Ducky's here said...

When was the last time a U.S. president was that out of shape?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Here's another one of Trump's BFF, someone those folks on the rabid right call "vermin Moslem," and Hussain-Sajwani is Trump's pal. Got that? The far righties on certain far right blogs who hate all "vermin Moslems" and say they should be deported from the United States, those people support the Grabber-elect whose BFF is -- wait for it --- A Moslem.

Here's what he had to say about this "Moslem" on New Year's Eve:

During a speech at his New Year's Eve celebration at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida, Donald Trump gave a shout-out to his business partner in Dubai, just weeks before the real estate mogul will take office.

"Hussain and the whole family, the most beautiful people, from are here Dubai tonight. And they're seeing it and they're loving it," Trump says in a video obtained by CNN and published on Monday.

Trump appears to be referring to Hussain Sajwani, a Dubai businessman who partnered with Trump to build the Trump International Course Dubai. Trump and Sajwani are currently building a second course set to open in Dubai in 2018.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ducky: "When was the last time a U.S. president was that out of shape?"


Kevin Robbins said...

Really? Joey No Socks? Have all the good gangster names been taken? That's just embarrassing.

BTW, I'm pretty sure Trump is tight with the Russian mafia, too.

Anonymous said...

Re: Trump's people begging Americans not to make fun of him because it hurts his fee-fees:

Remember, he's not a crazy, true Republican ideologue like Mitch McConnell, he's merely a plain old ass hole and needs to be treated as such. Remember, his weak link is his narcissism. It needs to be attacked relentlessly!

Dave Miller said...

Ducky... Bill Clinton was pretty bad when he took office after a campaign filled with tons of fast food...