Donald Trump’s presidency is a presidency like no other in modern history. This is a self-made man who then chose to come to Washington DC, screaming “drain the swamp” on the ride in. This sort of bombastic announcement didn’t win him a whole lot of friends on The Beltway, and turbulence soon become the standard setting.
As such, the entourage of usual suspects in Trump’s orbit began taking heat as well. Some were able to withstand the attacks that they suffered as a result of their connection to Trump, while others soon found themselves converted into opponents of the President.
Michael Cohen, a former lawyer of Trump’s, didn’t last long in the heat of the political kitchen, and has thusly turned on his former employer. His latest attack comes in the form of a book that Cohen has made some sensational claims about.
“The President of the United States wanted me dead,” Cohen boldly declared in the forward of his book released on Thursday. “Or, let me say it the way Donald Trump would: He wouldn’t mind if I was dead. That was how Trump talked. Like a mob boss, using language carefully calibrated to convey his desires and demands, while at the same time employing deliberate indirection to insulate himself and avoid actually ordering a hit on his former personal attorney, confidant, consigliere, and, at least in my heart, adopted son.”
Cohen wrote that “the death threats had come by the hundreds” from Trump supporters after he agreed to cooperate in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, writing “All rats deserve to die, I was told. I was a lowlife Judas they were going to hunt down.”
Cohen had been convicted of lying to Congress during an investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged “hush money” payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and, as such, has lost a great deal of credibility within the serious political community.
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