Michael Cohen, an ex-personal lawyer of former President Donald Trump, said that his former client won’t run for the White House in 2024. Cohen shared that belief during his appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press” last Sunday.
Michael Cohen: ‘Keep The Grift Going’
Michael Cohen, the former Trump confidant who turned against him, told host Chuck Todd that the ex-president only wants to continue asking for donations.
This is the reason why he keeps hinting to supporters that he will run again. In fact, Cohen said that this is “to keep the grift growing and to keep the grift going.”
Cohen also said that Americans should take a more careful look at Trump. “This should become a documentary, and it should be called the greatest grift in US history.
Donald Trump has made it very clear, right, that he is grifting off of the American people, these supporters, these individuals that are just sending money to him at record levels.
It’s really amazing that people don’t see exactly what the guy is doing,” he emphasized.
The lawyer referred to his book “Disloyal” and Mea Culpa, his podcast, where he described the former President’s behavior.
“I talk about his sociopathy throughout ‘Disloyal,'” he said, referencing his memoir that was released last year. “I talk about it on my podcast, Mea Culpa, ad nauseam,” he added.
“Please understand … and this is really important for all of the viewers as well. One of the things Donald Trump has done is grift off of the ‘Big Lie’ that the election was stolen from him in 2020. It was not stolen from him,” he explained.
Michael Cohen Said Trump Can’t Afford To Lose In 2024
Michael Cohen also said that Trump continues to refer to his losing the 2020 elections as his main grievance. In addition, he said that if the former president lost in 2024, his claims of election irregularities won’t stand up.
“If he loses, which he will in 2024, what happens to the ‘Big Lie?’ The big lie disappears. He can’t now be like the boy who cried wolf.
‘Oh, they stole it from me in 2020 — they now stole it from me in 2024.’ Right? Now, that goes out the door and there goes his money,” he said of the former president’s claims.
“There goes the big grift. So like I said before, it’s not going to happen. He’s going to run it as he did in 2011, right to the very, very last second,” he added.
However, Trump has yet to officially confirm his plans for the presidency in 2024. Earlier this month, Trump said he will “probably” reveal his decision after the 2022 midterm elections.
Republican Primary Campaigns
The former president is currently playing a highly active role in the 2022 Republican primary campaign. Trump continues to push for his Republican candidates of choice.
He also supports other candidates to pursue other elected positions. However, Michael Cohen continues to criticize Trump through it all.
In a September interview, Cohen said Trump will continue to remain in the spotlight and take money from supporters.
“His insatiable need for attention is one reason he continues to flaunt this disingenuous 2024 run. The other is he’s making more money doing that than anything he has ever done before,”,” he said at the time.
Trump Already Raised $100 Million
Last July, the New York Times reported that the former President raised over $100 million in the first six months of the year. The total exceeded donations given to every other Republican during the same period.
Michael Cohen does have an ax to grind against the former President. Earlier, he was once part of Trump’s inner circle but went to prison for three years in 2018.
Cohen pled guilty to financial crimes and lying to Congress about a Moscow real estate project. Consequently, he received a verdict of three years in prison.
However, the court released Cohen to house arrest last year due to coronavirus concerns. Later, authorities arrested him again after catching him eating a diner in violation of his house arrest.
Watch the CNN video reporting that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was released from house arrest:
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