I grew up in the suburbs of Philly, so, you know… I know a guy. He’s Italian and much older than I am. Years ago, we were having a discussion about business when he leaned forward and calmly asked, “How do you know when business is good?” I spouted off a list of answers that would make any Republican beam with pride. My answers ranged from having an expensive house, car, and plane, to a fancy wardrobe and expensive jewelry. He leaned back, casually smiled and shook his head, “no” to each one of my answers. Eventually I asked, “Okay, you tell me? When is business good?” He leaned forward, smiled like a Cheshire cat and said, “When it’s good for everybody.”
When he said “everybody” he didn’t mean “everybody” in the Democratic sense of the word. He meant “everybody” connected to certain family businesses surrounding major cities like Philadelphia, New York and Chicago. Webster defines the Mafia as “A secret criminal organization of closely connected people who have great power or influence in a particular field or business.” An Oligarchy is defined as being “a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes.”
Like Trump’s merchandise, “the Teflon Don” serves as a cheap imitation of both “business” models that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen desperately wanted to be a part of and contribute to. Cohen’s Russian born in-laws provided a great opportunity and are said to have helped Putin and Trump stay connected through their lucrative Real Estate business in Mother Russia. See pg.18 and pg. 30 of the Steele Dossier.
To see how business has been for certain Americans, take a good look at Trump’s top and most loyal campaign donors in 2016 and then again for 2018. For everybody else, there’s page eight, paragraph five of the Steele Dossier. That’s where you’ll see that Russia is a well timed distraction enjoyed by Trump. According to Steele, Russia is small potatoes compared to how good business is in China.
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