'Whitey' Bulger prison letters: Love for Trump, disdain for Mueller

Jul 2017
An exemplary display of your average Trump Cultist.
I'm shocked that Trump didn't pardon him.

In prison letters, 'Whitey' Bulger praised Trump and blasted Mueller

In the final months of his life, James "Whitey" Bulger wrote letters from prison offering his thoughts on a range of subjects.

His faltering health. His longtime girlfriend. His wish for a peaceful death.

But there was another topic that the notorious Boston crime boss returned to again and again: President Donald Trump.

In several handwritten letters shared with NBC News, Bulger expressed gushing praise for Trump, offering rave reviews of the president's foreign policy and combative relationship with the media.

"Trump is tough and fights back instead of bowing down to pressure — and caving in to press!" Bulger wrote in August 2018. "U.S. agrees with him press attacking and his reaction increases his popularity — He has my vote so far."

"History may show Trump was the man of the hour," Bulger wrote in a different letter earlier that month. "Feel China respects him and hesitant to try to bully him."

Bulger has been the subject of endless fascination, his life of crime and long flight from justice chronicled in countless newspaper articles, books and TV series. But his political views have largely gone unknown.

Until now.
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