Michael Cohen explains why Trump likes Putin, and what Trump really thinks about his supporters


Washington – Donald Trump is a totalitarian, racist, sexual predator, according to a new book by his former lawyer and confidant, who says Trump praises ruthless dictators and openly makes fun of the working class supporting him Huh.

In “Dissereal: A Memoir”, lawyer Michael Cohen wrote that he believed his longtime client would not voluntarily step down if he lost the November election.

While Cohen’s book is replete with such warnings, he makes no new revelations about alleged Russia relations, sexual assaults, or racism. He said he does not know whether Russia has a financial advantage over Trump, that Trump has never used the N-word, and is not in a position to ensure that sexual harassment allegations against Trump are true. Are wrong.

Cohen, who gave Congress jail time for lying and did not like readers to paint a more subtle picture of moral decadence.

White House spokesman Brian Morgenstern responded in a statement to NBC News: “Michael Cohen’s book is fan fiction. He readily admits to lying, but confides to people that he now believes he is selling a book.” Can make money for. It is unfortunate that the media is. Exploiting this sad and desperate man to attack President Trump. “

On Russia, Cohen said Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 campaign because he believed he would lose, and wanted to make sure he could borrow money from Russian sources for his real estate empire .

Michael Cohen comments on behalf of Donald Trump on September 21, 2016, during a campaign in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.Jonathan Ernst / Reuters File

As already detailed in court records, Trump also sent Cohen to try to build Trump Tower Moscow, a 120-story building in Red Square with free penthouse apartments for Putin.

Cohen wrote, “The whole idea of ​​patriotism and treason became irrelevant in his mind.” “Trump was using the campaign to make money for himself: of course he was.”

This was not a new concept, Cohen has written. When a Russian oligarch bought Trump’s Palm Beach mansion in 2008 for nearly double what Trump paid for it – a $ 50 million profit – Trump believed Putin was secretly funding the deal. Was giving, Cohen writes.

As he told Congress, Cohen said he was present when Donald Trump discussed the WikiLeaks dump of hacked Democratic emails before his release, and that he said Trump before the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower Heard talking with his son about hosting the Russians in the tower. Donald Trump told Special Counsel Robert Muller that he does not remember discussing any subject.

Cohen said that the Trump campaign did not need efforts to interfere in the Russian election. All the candidate had to do was sit back and get the benefits. His former lawyer says that this fact was not of the help of any foreign opponent.

“What collusion appeared,” Cohen wrote, “was actually a confluence of shared interests in harming Hillary Clinton in any way, interfering with and engaging in the US election – a topic that would have made Trump absolutely zero went.”

With Putin, it wasn’t just selfishness – Trump actually praises the Russian leader, Cohen said.

Trump worshiped wealth and power, Cohen wrote.

He wrote, “Everyone but the ruling class on earth was like an ant, their way of thinking, their life is meaningless and always subject to the pretense of the true rulers of the world.”

“The cosmic joke was that Trump convinced a huge contingent of white people working in the Midwest that he cared about their well-being. The truth was that he couldn’t care less.”

Cohen wrote in detail about the episode that helped get him in jail – paying the porn star known as Stormy Daniels his role in covering up the alleged affair with Trump during the 2016 election His role in Trump has denied the affair.

But her role in silencing women goes back to 2007, when she first joined the Trump Organization, she wrote, and National Inquirer executive David Pecker asked her to handle sexual harassment allegations by makeup artist Jill Hath Asked for

Cohen quoted Pecker as saying, “This is not about the truth. Mr. Trump told me that you and I will work together and handle these problems together.”

Harth’s ex-husband alleged that while trying to “push him to Ivanka’s bed and grab her genitals” in the early 1990s in Marth-a-Lago, Cohen said “Har-a-Lago” I was thrown on the hearth. “

The ex-husband wanted to sell the story to the National Enquirer, and Pecker airs it and tells Trump to “cover it up or catch and kill”.

When Trump ran for president, the accusation resumed, and Cohen quoted Trump as saying, “She looked great then.”

For his part, Cohen wrote that there is no doubt that Trump “stuck his hands between his legs and groped,” as Trump once bragged to tapes of women in general.

Cohen wrote, “Trump assistant Ronna Graf” kept a file cabinet full of files on the women who alleged that Trump attacked her.

Trump has denied sexual harassment of women.

Cohen wrote that when his daughter was 15 years old, Trump saw her completing a tennis lesson.

According to Cohen, “Trump said that – look at A’s piece.” “I would love some of it.”

When Cohen told Trump that she was his daughter, he played it, Cohen wrote.

“You look better because in a few years I’m dating a friend of yours,” Cohen told Trump as a 15-year-old.

“Disorder: The True Story of the President Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump” by Michael Cohen.Via Skyhorse Publishing AP

Throughout the book, Cohen expressed regret for his complexity in all this behavior, portraying himself as an enlightened member of the Trump cult. He also acknowledges that many would not see him credible, although he points out that the office of Special Counsel Robert Muller believed and used his testimony.

“Donald Trump will do anything and everything … to win,” Cohen told NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt in an exclusive interview. “And I believe that manipulating ballots is also involved.”

Trump has already invited foreign interference in the fall election, echoing Cohen’s accusation of impeachment by House Democrats about the president’s request that Ukraine investigate its rival, and former national security adviser John Bolton, who says Trump asked the Chinese leader to help. Win her.

Cohen, who began working for Trump in 2006, said, “I believe he would go so far as to start a war to remove himself from office.” “My biggest fear is that there will not be a peaceful transition of power in 2020.”