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Trump’s Mobbed Up, McCarthyite Mentor Roy Cohn
The Daily Beast ^ | July 23, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi, former Anthony Weiner Intern

Posted on 07/23/2015 6:14:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Donald Trump’s brash and bullying style was learned at the heel of Roy Cohn, one of America’s most infamous lawyers.

They met at Le Club, a private disco on the Upper East Side frequented by Jackie Kennedy, Al Pacino, and Diana Ross, according to Trump: The Saga of America’s Most Powerful Real Estate Baron. Donald Trump, the young developer, quickly amassing a fortune in New York real estate and Roy Cohn, America’s most loathed yet socially successful defense attorney who had vaulted to infamy in the 1950s while serving as legal counsel to Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

The friendship they forged would provide the foundation for Trump's eventual presidential campaign. And in hindsight, it serves as a tool for understanding Donald Trump the Candidate, whose bumper sticker-averse declarations—undocumented Mexican immigrants are “criminals” and “rapists”; Sen. John McCain is “not a war hero”—have both led him to the top of the Republican primary polls and mistakenly convinced many that he is a puzzle unworthy of solving. It may appear that way, but Trump isn’t just spouting off insults like a malfunctioning sprinkler system–he’s mimicking what he learned some 40 years ago.

A longtime friend of Trump’s who was introduced to the candidate by Cohn told me it’s a shame that Cohn’s not alive to see the chaos his protégé has wrought....

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mafia; newyork; roycohn; trump
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McCarthy was right, Olivia.
1 posted on 07/23/2015 6:14:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cohn’s tactics being turned on Alinsky Democrats is nothing but cosmic justice IMHO.


2 posted on 07/23/2015 6:16:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has the Daily Beast ever said an unkind word about Saul Alinsky?


3 posted on 07/23/2015 6:16:13 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Biology is biology. Everything else is imagination.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...Roy Cohn, America’s most loathed yet socially successful defense attorney ...

CORRECTION:

Roy Cohn, America’s LEFTISTS' most loathed yet socially successful defense attorney

4 posted on 07/23/2015 6:19:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: Red Badger

He hated the Bush family.


5 posted on 07/23/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can help: https://donate.tedcruz.org/c/FBTX0095/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, I thought it was a New York thing. I’ve known a couple who basically become verbal open sewers if you oppose them or their friends.


6 posted on 07/23/2015 6:20:36 AM PDT by BlackAdderess ("Give me a but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth". --Archimedes)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Olivia Nuzzi, former Anthony Weiner Intern

I wonder how many times ol' Tony showed her his wiener?.................

7 posted on 07/23/2015 6:21:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There must have been a reason......................


8 posted on 07/23/2015 6:21:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: BlackAdderess

“He hated the Bush family.”

Ditto that sentiment!


9 posted on 07/23/2015 6:22:49 AM PDT by newfreep ("Evil succeeds when good men do nothting" - Edmund Burke)
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To: BlackAdderess

No, it’s pervasive.
I know some liberals that are absolutely monsters if you ever dare to repartee with them on politics...............


10 posted on 07/23/2015 6:23:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Man builds a ship in a bottle. God builds a universe in the palm of His hand.............)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Last night Luntz said everytime TRUMP appears in an article or is mentioned on the news tens of thousands join his camp.
Doesn’t matter if it is good or bad

None of the others get anywhere near the coverage and it’s all free!


11 posted on 07/23/2015 6:28:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obam5a: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now?)
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To: hoosiermama

Trump mentioned on Twitter that he isn’t a big fan of Luntz.


12 posted on 07/23/2015 6:31:21 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: hoosiermama

Trump has vastly expanded his real estate holdings in this election, at no cost. He is living rent-free in thousands of minds of Dhimmis and ‘GOPe’ers alike.


13 posted on 07/23/2015 6:33:31 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: austinaero

Nor Luntz of him. But not vitriolic. Luntz mentioned he was very personable in green room.


14 posted on 07/23/2015 6:33:40 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obam5a: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now?)
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15 posted on 07/23/2015 6:33:59 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCarthy WAS right. With any luck, Roy Cohn imparted some of that wisdom to Mr Trump & he took it to heart.

(Trump has a lot more tact than anyone is giving him credit for. He could be pointing out that the republicans & democrats are corrupt- because it’s true. He’s playing it cool by saying they’re stupid or weak. I have have a hunch he’s one person who, if elected president, will NOT say “Let’s just move on.”)


16 posted on 07/23/2015 6:34:09 AM PDT by KGeorge (Hell no- we ain't forgettin')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As if we don’t need someone with the toughness of having had to deal with the mob in NYC real estate?


17 posted on 07/23/2015 6:35:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker (ara)
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To: newfreep

We have definitely had quite too much of the Bushies!


18 posted on 07/23/2015 6:35:54 AM PDT by BlackAdderess ("Give me a but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth". --Archimedes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be interesting if Trump were to go all the way.

It would reinforce the pattern of back-and-forth political vengeance that have animated US politics since the FDR era.


19 posted on 07/23/2015 6:36:30 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Precisely. Have been pointing the same thing out. A couple of days even listed the events. The fact that Trump is not only in the public’s mind, he also is in Americans mind. This week end it was what everyone was talking about. He has America excited


20 posted on 07/23/2015 6:38:17 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obam5a: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now?)
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