November 2, 2016

Trump has long denied any associations with LiButti, even though there's been plenty of evidence and accounts which say the exact opposite. To his supporters, Trump's habitual lying may not matter but it's just another reason why he has no business ever being president.

Source: Yahoo News

A newly uncovered video appears to contradict Donald Trump’s claim that he never knew a high-stakes gambler who was banned from New Jersey casinos for alleged ties to organized crime.

The reputed mob figure, Robert LiButti, can be seen standing alongside Trump in the front row of a 1988 “WrestleMania” match in Atlantic City, N.J. LiButti wasn’t there by accident, according to his daughter, Edith Creamer, who also attended the event. “We were his guests,” she told Yahoo News in a text message this week.

The video appears to lend new support to assertions Trump once had close relations with LiButti, who was banned from the state’s casinos in 1991 because of his ties to Mafia boss John Gotti, then the chief of the Gambino crime syndicate. Separately, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission that same year levied $650,000 in fines against the Trump Plaza hotel over its dealings with LiButti, who gambled huge sums at the hotel’s casino. LiButti died in 2014.

The fines included a $200,000 fine for accommodating LiButti's racism. LiButti allegedly used the N-word and other slurs against blacks and women when they worked at the casino at his high-stakes table. Because he was a high roller, the Trump casino removed black and female employees when LiButti was gambling. New Jersey levied the fine against the Trump Casino for racial discrimination.

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