- Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen stated people stick by the previous president as a result of they’re “losers.”
- In an interview with NBC News, Cohen stated President Trump solely cares about himself.
- Those round Trump get in bother as a result of he is prepared to “throw them below the bus.”
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Michael Cohen stated these round former President Donald Trump keep loyal to him for a very long time as a result of they “fell into the cult of Donald J. Trump.”
In a Saturday interview, NBC News Meet the Press host Chuck Todd requested the ex-Trump lawyer: “Why do individuals stick by Trump for so long as they do?”
—Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 15, 2022
Cohen responded: “You know I’ve answered this query rather a lot and folks assume I’m being humorous however I’m not. It’s as a result of we’re silly. For some cause, we fell into the cult of Donald J. Trump. There’s numerous pleasure. There’s numerous power round it.”
The former Trump lawyer stated that when Trump wanted one thing from somebody, he made them really feel as in the event that they had been the “single most necessary particular person on the earth.”
Cohen stated he wished different Trump associates like Rudy Giuliani or Mark Meadows would have listened to his recommendation from his personal expertise and stepped away from Trump’s playbook as a result of they’re now in bother. Many of these in Trump’s internal circle have been subpoenaed to testify in entrance of the January 6 House committee.
“We’ve seen what occurred to me. You’ve seen what’s occurring now to Rudy Guiliani. You see what’s occurring to [John] Eastman. You see what’s now occurring to Christina Bobb. You see what’s occurring to Sydney Powell, and a mess of different individuals,” Cohen stated, referring to former and present Trump attorneys.
“All of whom I’d hope, together with now [former chief of staff] Mark Meadows, would have listened to me after I stated earlier than the House Oversight Committee ‘I do know the sport that you simply’re taking part in and it is not going to work out for you an identical manner it did not work out for me.'”
Cohen added that Trump is aware of these in his circle are “self-motivated” as a result of he’s, however the cause these round him get in bother and he does not is as a result of he leaves “no fingerprints.”
“He does not do something by electronic mail. He does not do something by textual content message. He has no fingerprints – one thing he realized from Roy Cohn and he does not care about you,” he stated. “He does not care about anybody apart from himself and he is prepared to throw you below the bus with a view to defend himself.”