Donald Trump Isn't a Mob Boss ... He's Not as Smart, Former Federal Prosecutor Says

Donald Trump mob boss, not as smart
President Donald Trump speaks with the media at the White House on November 29, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images

A former federal prosecutor said late Monday that President Donald Trump is not like a mob boss—a comparison often made by critics of the former reality-TV star turned commander-in-chief. No, Trump isn't like a mob boss, noted Daniel Goldman, now a legal analyst for MSNBC and NBC News—he's not smart enough.

"Having prosecuted mob bosses, it's unfair to compare them to Trump. Mob bosses are far smarter and way more savvy and [discreet] than Trump," Goldman tweeted.

Having prosecuted mob bosses, it’s unfair to compare them to Trump. Mob bosses are far smarter and way more savvy and discrete than Trump.

— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) December 3, 2018

Goldman has previously questioned the intelligence of the people surrounding Trump. Late last month he tweeted in response to reports that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had fed information to the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani—all this amid Trump floating the idea that he would pardon Manafort.

"It never occurred to me that Manafort and (particularly) his lawyers could be so stupid to back channel information to Trump, and therefore I did not think his lies were related to a pardon," Goldman tweeted at the time. "A pardon now should result in Trump's immediate expulsion from office."

Trump has seemed increasingly enraged by the investigation carried out by special counsel Robert Mueller—especially amid his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, cooperating with the special counsel and pleading guilty to lying to Congress.

Trump tweeted angrily on Monday upon hearing the news Cohen's lawyers had asked for no prison time.

"You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get.........his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence," Trump said, beginning a series of posts.

And Trump might've got himself into further hot water with a tweet soon after. The president posted about longtime adviser Roger Stone, lauding him for not testifying against him, which many experts noted may amount to witness tampering.

Trump tweeted: "'I will never testify against Trump.'" This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about 'President Trump.' Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'"