Matthew Calamari Wiki
Matthew Calamari Biography
Matthew Calamari was born on 12th August 1956 as per public records, He resides in Glen Head, New York City. He has been named as a powerful behind-the-scenes figure who has been in Trump’s world for 35 years.
Calamari is reported to have come to Trump’s attention when he tackled hecklers at a tennis match. According to one Trump biography, the large and imposing Calamari, a former college linebacker, said he would be willing to kill for his boss.
He was born on 12th August 1956, Age 62 as of 2019
|Wife||None on record|
|Children||Matt Calamari Jr (Son)|
|Occupation||Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Trump Organization as per his LinkedIn Profile|
|Education||New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury also as per his LinkedIn Profile|
Matthew Calamari Career in the Trump Organization
Calamari has worked as Trump’s head of security for decades according to Buzzfeed. He has been described by some as daunting and even intimidating, while others said he is efficient and quite professional. He was noticed by now President Trump Soon after he took down two men disrupting a tennis game at the US Open, he began working as the mogul’s bodyguard.
In Lost Tycoon, a 1993 biography of Trump authored by Harry Hurt III, he describes a scene where Trump calls to Calamari from the back of his limousine, playfully testing his loyalty.
“You’d do anything for me, wouldn’t you, Matty?” Donald called out from the rear of the limousine. “Yes, sir, Mr. Trump,” Calamari assured him. “Anything at all?” “Yes, sir, Mr. Trump.” “Would you kill for me, Matty?” Donald pressed. “Yes, sir.” “Would you kill for me, Matty?” Donald repeated as if he were a cheerleader inciting a crowd to riot. “Yes, sir, Mr. Trump!” “Would you kill for me, Matty?” Donald said again in an even louder voice. “Yes, sir, Mr. Trump!” “See.” Donald grinned, turning back toward Fitzsimmons. “Matty would kill for me.”
Calamari is currently listed as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Trump Organization. Numerous sources including Buzzfeed, however, indicate that his duties chiefly involve security.
Though he works for the Trump business, he was briefly paid by the Trump presidential campaign, according to Federal Election Commission reports, which say he received $4,322.15 in July 2016, as well as expense reimbursements in March 2016.
Matthew Calamari Son
Calamari’s son, Matt Calamari Jr., also works for the Trump Organization. A statement from a former security official at the Trump Organization to Buzzfeed states “He picked up the security business from his dad, the younger Calamari is remarkably good at the technical end of security, in spite of his young age.”
Public records indicate that he is 25 years old. Calamari Jr. lists his title on LinkedIn as the Trump Organization’s “Director of Surveillance.”
Matthew Calamari Named on Michael Cohen Congressional Hearing
On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grilled Michael Cohen on Donald Trump’s finances, getting the president’s former “fixer” to admit that Trump often devalued his assets to avoid paying taxes.
“To your knowledge, was the president interested in reducing his local real estate bills, tax bills?” Ocasio-Cortez asked, to which Cohen replied, “yes.” The question was in reference to multiple news reports that Trump had lowballed the value of his golf courses in Jupiter, Florida and Bedminster, New Jersey.
“And how did he do that?” Ocasio-Cortez responded.
“What you do is you deflate the value of the asset and then you put in a request to the tax department for a deduction,” Cohen responded.
Ocasio-Cortez continued to press Cohen on the president’s finances, asking the former attorney if Trump ever provided “inflated assets” to insurance companies.
“Yes,” Cohen replied, adding that Trump Organization executives like Allen Weisselberg, Ron Lieberman and Matthew Calamari could corroborate this information.