In the upcoming documentary Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time then-candidate Donald Trump explains his once-friendly relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton by quoting from The Godfather as reported by Entertainment Weekly:
"They were nice, I was nice. But it's business. You know the old story: it's not personal, it's business," Trump says to reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann during a taped conversation from March of last year. Told that his "old story" originated with the mafia, Trump adds, "That's all right. It happens to be true." Trump's comment was initially made famous by The Godfather. In Francis Ford Coppola's film, lead character Michael Corelone (Al Pacino) tells his brother Sonny (James Caan) that retribution against the men who tried to take their father's life is "not personal, it's strictly business."
Donald Trump long has been dogged by allegations of mob dealings as reported by Linda Qui for Politifact: "Trump's business dealings with the mob or mob-related characters are widely documented."
Among those whom Trump counted as his personal friends were self-loathing homosexual Roy Cohn and gay bar owner William Fugazy. The pair were bosom buddies long before their relationship with Trump. Fugazy and Cohn were promoters of the second and third Ingemar Johansson-Floyd Patterson heavyweight title fights in 1961 and 1962. Cohn client Genovese boss Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno was suspected of providing the financial backing for the first fight in 1959 on behalf of other promoters, and Fugazy was a lapdog of Genovese boss Vincent Gigante according to Lucchese-boss-turned-government-witness Al D'Arco. Fugazy also was the one-time owner of Julius Bar who brought the 1966 lawsuit which successfully challenged the New York State Liquor Authority for its discriminatory policy against serving gay people.
In 1997 Fugazy was convicted of hiding assets from creditors but received a pardon from Bill Clinton over objections from Justice Department as reported by Eric Boehlert for The Nation: "Representative Charles Rangel, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, former White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum and the late John Cardinal O'Connor all wrote letters on behalf of Fugazy and his pardon application."
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