The Huffington Post reports:
President Donald Trump on Thursday bashed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen for pleading guilty to lying in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Cohen is a “weak person,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn.
“There would have been nothing wrong if I did do it,” Trump said Thursday of the Trump Tower Moscow project.
Trump has repeatedly denied having any financial ties to Russia during his 2016 campaign, and has vehemently dismissed the suggestion that there was any collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin.
In reference to Michael Cohen's guilty plea, Pres Trump said he decided against the Russia project, but there would have been nothing wrong if he did pursue it while running for president. He called Cohen "a weak person" and said he was "lying to get a reduced sentence." pic.twitter.com/FWx9CkSAeF
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 29, 2018
Pres Trump calls Michael Cohen a "liar," a "weak person" and "not a very smart person"
But when asked why Cohen worked for him for so long…the President says:
"A long time ago he did me a favor."
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) November 29, 2018
Trump on Cohen: "By being weak, unlike other people that you watch, he's a weak person, and what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence."
"Unlike other people that you watch…"
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) November 29, 2018
TRUMP, speaking to reporters outside the White House, says Michael Cohen is "a weak person. And by being weak, unlike other people that you watch, he's a weak person, and what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence. So he is lying about a project everybody knew about." pic.twitter.com/QVSGJcoRa6
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 29, 2018
"He's a weak person."
President Trump reacts to Michael Cohen's guilty plea.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) November 29, 2018