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    Is Trump the reincarnation of Joe Colombo?

    For those of you who don't know who Joe Colombo was, he was the head of the NY Mafia family that bore his name. At that time, Mafia dons kept a low profile and encouraged their families to do the same thing. By doing so, the cops and public basically left them alone.

    Colombo dramatically broke from that by starting a "civil rights" organization to protest the treatment Americans of Italian ancestry got in the press, movies, TV, etc. He'd hold rallies, protest the NY Times and even got Paramount to change the title of The Godfather from being called The Mafia.

    There was a method to his madness as he collected dues and used "membership" stickers that were placed in the windows of businesses to show they had been extorted by Colombo.

    The other families were really pissed at him and wanted him to stop. They wanted to go back to the old style of making their billions in the shadows.

    Crazy Joe Gallo had him whacked in public at a rally with 150,000 people in attendance.

    Had Colombo not gone public, he would have continued to make his millions without much chance of going to jail.

    Trump is an asshole. He is reviled in NYC and in the casino business, but they tolerated him. He could have gone on for the rest of his life selling his name to anyone who wanted to use it and make millions like Joe Colombo could have.

    Just like Colombo, Trump's ego needed more. So, he ran for POTUS thinking his prominence would shelter him from anyone looking at all of his illegal activities. Now, everything he has done is about to become public. He and his family are now at risk and likely will be for years to come.

    Had Trump not run, it's likely all of his activities would have been considered curiosities. That's not going to happen any more. There's nowhere for him to hide.

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    Solved many a crime.
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    Thought he was talking about Joe Kennedy.

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