Trump: Flipping Almost Ought To Be Illegal [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports:

Donald Trump has complained that Michael Cohen flipping on him to get a better plea deal isn’t fair and should be made illegal.

In an interview with Fox & Friends broadcast Wednesday morning, the president went on a rant about “flippers” two days after his longtime attorney implicated him in a federal crime in his guilty plea.

“I’ve known all about flipping — for 30 or 40 years I’ve been watching flippers,” said Trump. “I’ve seen it many times, I’ve had many friends involved in this stuff, it’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal.”

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Trump also seemingly distanced himself from Cohen, downplaying a relationship which spanned over a decade.

“He was a lawyer for me, one of many,” Trump said. “You know, they always say, ‘the lawyer,’ and then they like to add ‘the fixer.’” Well, I don’t know if he was a ‘fixer.’ I don’t know where that term came from. But he’s been a lawyer for me. Didn’t do big deals, did small deals. Not somebody that was with me that much.”

He added: “You know, they make it sound like I didn’t live with—without him. I understood Michael Cohen very well. He—well, it turned out he wasn’t a very good lawyer, frankly.”

Trump dodged the question on pardoning Manafort.