All along, Donald Trump has insisted that he had no business interests going on with Russia during the 2016 election. This morning Michael Cohen walked into court and confessed that he and Trump were in fact trying to make Trump Tower Moscow happen during the general election. This means Trump has been caught lying, so now he’s throwing a fit on the White House lawn, and he just made a Trump-Russia confession in the process.
Donald Trump is now confessing that he was indeed looking to build Trump Tower Moscow during the general election. His rationale during his White House lawn tantrum: just because he was running for president, it “doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to do business.” Trump then went on to slam Cohen for being a “weak person” and “not a very smart person.” Trump then insisted that Cohen is lying in his new guilty plea, right after Trump admitted that Cohen’s claims were indeed true.
Remarkably, Trump spent about ten minutes rambling in response to reporters’ questions. Most of it consisted of personal insults aimed at Michael Cohen, which points to just how resentful he is toward Cohen. When one reporter asked Trump why he put Cohen in charge of his business interests for so many years if he thought Cohen was so weak and stupid Trump said that “a long time ago he did me a favor.” Wait, what favor? Did Trump just confess to something else too?
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report