- Donald Trump on Monday compared his legal woes to that of gangster Al Capone.
- Trump wrote to Truth Social that there are “more lawyers” working there than Capone.
- Trump appeared to admire the mob boss, calling him “the late great gangster Alphonse Capone.”
Former President Donald Trump declared Monday that he has more lawyers than gangster Al Capone.
In a Truth Social post, Trump wrote that he had “more lawyers” working for him.
In the post, Trump also unfoundedly accused authorities of “weaponization, targeting, and unprecedented harassment.”
It’s unclear if Trump has more lawyers than Capone.
Critics of Trump have previously compared Trump to gangsters.
In August, former FBI agent and MSNBC columnist Frank Figliuzzi likened Trump and his associates to the Mafia.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, said in September that Trump’s downfall was similar to Capone’s. No, we get them through tax evasion,” Cohen said on MSNBC’s Deadline White House.
Trump has a number of lawyers who represent him in the lush proceedings of at least a dozen lawsuits.
He faces investigation into whether he mishandled documents in Mar-a-Lago and whether he and his associates tried to interfere in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
In September, New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Trump, his family and the Trump Organization. James alleges that Trump falsely inflated his net worth to commit fraud. In response, Trump denied the accusations and attacked James with various insults and accusations.
On December 6, Trump’s business, the Trump Organization, was found guilty of 17 counts of tax evasion.
Trump is also facing a lawsuit from author E. Gene Carroll, who is suing him for defamation, battery, and emotional distress. alleging Trump slandered her after accusing her of raping her in the dressing room.