Just how was Donald Trump able to succeed in business in New York City during the 1970s when the city was under the control of organized crime? One individual who claims to have intimate information about Trump’s mob connections is Scott Dworkin. He is the founder and president of the “Bulldog Finance Group.” Dworkin was making the rounds on cable television when he was a guest of Joy Reid on MSNBC’s “AM Joy.”
Dworkin wasted no time in laying out his case of Trump being connected, and heavily indebted, to various mafia figures:
One of the key things to note is that his father was tied with the mob, and during the Senate testimony, at an FHA hearing, he admitted that there was 25 percent ownership of one his companies by the mob. Whether or not he’s had direct business dealings with them is not a question it’s very clear that he has. He has longstanding ties since he was born with the mob. So this goes back decades, and it’s not something that has just popped up overnight.
Some of that statement can be viewed via this video which was posted on Joy Reid’s official Twitter account:
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) January 7, 2017
Dworkin also called Trump himself a mobster:
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 7, 2017
What evidence was offered other than Dworkin’s word? Not much, and we’d like to see some actual paperwork to back up his claims.