Michael Cohen hits would-be Trump lawyers with 1 word of advice
Michael Cohen, who was Donald Trump’s lawyer and fixer for more than a decade, had a stark recommendation for lawyers who might consider working with the former president.
With Trump facing looming charges for a silent payment to adult actor Stormy Daniels, who saw Cohen himself convicted and sent to prison, the attorney told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Friday:
“The smartest thing a lawyer can do, if Donald Trump asks you to represent him in this nightmare he’s about to live: run away.”
“Run as fast as you can. And don’t run in Florida and especially not in Palm Beach. Run somewhere east or west, but most importantly don’t mess with Donald. That’s what I would say” , he added.
Cohen said Trump had so far avoided accountability and had always thrown those around him under the bus.
The revolving door of lawyers now working with Trump was a “clown show,” Cohen continued. He imagined them “coming out of a Mini Cooper with soft shoes and red noses because what they’re saying doesn’t make any sense.”
Video of new Trump attorney Joe Tacopina trying to grab a piece of paper from MSNBC’s Ari Melber during an interview went viral this week.
“There are so many more people around (Trump) in terms of lawyers, that the big joke going around now is that ‘MAGA’ really means ‘making lawyers get lawyers’, and unfortunately that’s really is the truth,” he added. .
Watch the full interview here: