Trump. Hangin’ with the Emanuel bros.


Rahm’s deportation memo to President Bill Clinton.

Donald Trump seems to have a major jones for the Emanuel brothers.

That would be Zeke, Ari and, of course, Rahm.

Trump has met with all three of them during the transition.

Dr. Zeke Emanuel, you might recall, wrote a piece for Atlantic, in which he suggested that life after 75 sucks and no medical efforts should be taken to extend it.

Trump is 70, by the way.

Trump has also met with Ari.

Ari is a Hollywood agent. It is generally accepted that he is the model for the overheated character played by Jeremy Piven on the tv show, Entourage.

Ari Emanuel is (or was) DT’s Hollywood agent.

And then there is Mayor Rahm.

Trump and Rahm are not strangers. Trump donated $50,000 to Rahm’s mayoral campaign fund in 2010. Rahm sits on a unique perch: He was President Barack Obama’s first chief of staff and a senior adviser in Bill Clinton’s White House.

After the election, Trump phoned Rahm to talk about the transition, and last Thursday they met at Trump Tower along with incoming senior adviser Stephen Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Rahm claims he talked to Trump about not deporting the children of undocumented immigrants.

I recall Rahm’s “round-’em-up” immigration memo to Bill Clinton.

Among other suggestions, Emanuel told Clinton to use the National Guard “to secure key metropolitan areas along the border.”

Lunch with Stephen Bannon, Reince Priebus, Rahm Emanuel and Donald Trump. What a bunch.

I once spotted Speaker Michael Madigan at his regular dining spot in Springfield.

I’m told he always sits with his back to the wall.

I assume for safety concerns. Guys like that don’t like anybody coming up behind them.

But how do four people meet for lunch and all have their backs to a wall?


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