It’s gotta be bad when you’re no longer friends with someone that probably knows all your “illegal” secrets, such as your lawyer.
Well, former allies, Donald Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen despise one another, and Cohen isn’t really holding back his feelings in his new book, in which he claims Trump will never leave office peacefully because he knows he’’ serve time in prison when he is no longer president.
Cohen released the foreword of his forthcoming memoir, “Disloyal,” on Thursday, and is said to have painted a devastating picture of his old boss, Business Insider reports.
But unsurprisingly, in an attempt to save face, the White House issued a statement to the outlet describing it as “fan fiction” and says Cohen is lying to harm Trump.
In the foreword, Cohen teases us by saying, “Apart from his wife and children, I knew Trump better than anyone else did…..In some ways, I knew him better than even his family did because I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.”
Cohen spent time writing the book while serving time in an upstate New York prison after he admitted to financial crimes and lying to Congress.
A judge ordered Cohen to be released from prison and suggested the possibility that the government wanted to punish him for the book when it sent him back to prison following his earlier release in May.
In the book’s introduction, Cohen also discusses the prospect of Trump losing in the upcoming presidential election, Trump is said to be trailing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden in the polls.
“As the months passed by and I thought about the man I knew so well, I became even more convinced that Trump will never leave office peacefully,” Cohen wrote.
“The types of scandals that have surfaced in recent months will only continue to emerge with greater and greater levels of treachery and deceit. If Trump wins another four years, these scandals will prove to only be the tip of the iceberg.”
“I’m certain that Trump knows he will face prison time if he leaves office, the inevitable cold Karma to the notorious chants of ‘Lock Her Up!'” he added, which referred to the popular campaign chant heard in 2016 at Trump rallies to attack opponent Hillary Clinton.
Trump had banned with his Republican friends to accuse Cohen of being a liar that was trying to get a book deal when he testified before congress.
Last year, Cohen accused Trump of electoral crimes and seeking to broker a Moscow real-estate deal in 2016. He also said Trump liked about his involvement with Russia before the election.
However, what was left out of the forward is the crimes Trump fears will send him to prison but did say, “From golden showers in a sex club in Vegas, to tax fraud, to deals with corrupt officials from the former Soviet Union, to catch and kill conspiracies to silence Trump’s clandestine lovers, I wasn’t just a witness to the president’s rise — I was an active and eager participant.”
The White House did respond to Business Insider’s request for comment claiming Cohen’s work is “fan fiction.”
“Michael Cohen’s book is fan fiction. He readily admits to lying routinely but expects people to believe him now so that he can make money from book sales. “It’s unfortunate that the media is exploiting this sad and desperate man to attack President Trump,” spokesperson Brian Morgenstern said.
People are concerned that Trump won’t leave the office if he loses the election.
Cohen supported those concerns by saying Trump’s central motivation in life is to win, whatever that cost may be. “I was so vulnerable to his magnetic force because he offered an intoxicating cocktail of power, strength, celebrity, and a complete disregard for the rules and realities that govern our lives,” Cohen wrote.
“To Trump, life was a game and all that mattered was winning.”