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How Fredo, the tragic 'Godfather' character, became an insult wielded by Trump

Aug 13, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Mafia boss Vito Corleone gathers oranges at the New York market as his hapless middle son Frederico sits in the black, chrome-tipped Cadillac Fleetwood.

Assassins scramble toward the kingpin with revolvers out, trap him against the car's hood and fire nearly a dozen shots into his back. Frederico leaps out, and in a panicked frenzy, drops his pistol as the gunmen slip away - leaving "Fredo" a broken, sobbing mess.

It was not the first time Fredo Corleone, sunken-eyed and sorrowful, h...