A bombshell report claims businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump had ties to a racist New Jersey mobster.
Ocean City, NJ
The daughter of a reputed racist New Jersey mobster says her dad had a “long, cozy relationship” with Donald Trump, saying the man gambled heavily in one of Trump’s Atlantic City casinos, rode on his helicopter and hung out on his yacht, according to a bombshell report released Monday.
Yahoo reporter Michael Isikoff, who helped expose the Monica Lewinsky-Bill Clinton scandal while writing for Newsweek nearly two decades ago, reported that the reputed mobster, Robert LiButti, was eventually banned from Atlantic City casinos because of his ties to the late New York mob boss John Gotti.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, in a separate story calling Isikoff’s report a “bombshell,” noted that Trump, the famed businessman and Republican presidential frontrunner, has denied that he had any personal relationship or even recognized LiButti’s name.
The Republican presidential primary in New Jersey will be on June 7. Trump held a solid lead in the state’s most Rutgers-Eagleton recent poll, getting 38 percent, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 10 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 8 percent.
LiButti was a well-known figure to gaming investigators, who reportedly fined Trump Plaza $200,000 in 1991 for accommodating the reputed mobster’s desire not to have African Americans or women at his gambling tables, according to the report.
Isikoff’s report says Edith Creamer, LiButti’s daughter, claimed that Trump’s account was false and that Trump and her father knew each other quite well. “He’s a liar,” Creamer told Yahoo.
She told the publication:
“Of course he knew him. I flew in the [Trump] helicopter with [Trump’s then wife] Ivana and the kids. My dad flew it up and down [to Atlantic City]. My 35th birthday party was at the Plaza and Donald was there. After the party, we went on his boat, his big yacht. I like Trump, but it pisses me off that he denies knowing my father. That hurts me.”
The case of LiButti and his relationship with Trump were reportedly corroborated by a 1991 book written by John R. O’Donnell, the former president of the Trump Plaza casino. In the book, “Trumped!: The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump — His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall,” O’Donnell recounts a meeting between Trump and LiButti aboard Trump’s private helicopter, a Super Puma, in the spring of 1988, according to the report.
Trump agreed to pay $500,000 for a racehorse named Alibi after LiButti showed him color photos and assured him he was going to be “another Secretariat,” according to the report.
Passing this on from our humble NJ correspondent, Gefn.
I’m shocked that this wasn’t Placed in Breaking News/Front Page over on DrUmpfrepublic.com.
Yeah, I’m shocked too! (s)
Pray for righteousness to be restored and for the peace of Jerusalem
I read over a month ago about how Trump Tower was built. There is NO steel in the building, it is all concrete and the concrete came from one company owned by a well known mobster. At some point, Trump was called as a witness in a case against the mobster because he knew him (he was not a party in the case). On the stand, Trump said he had no idea the man was part of a crime family.
I wonder if Trump has EVER told the whole truth about anything. What a great president he will make.
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