Cohen: Trump Consulted On National Enquirer Stories To Smear His Political Opponents | MSNBC

Cohen: Trump Consulted On National Enquirer Stories To Smear His Political Opponents | MSNBC 1


Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to Donald Trump, talks with Rachel Maddow about the stories in his new book, "Disloyal," including how Donald Trump was looped in on stories run in the National Enquirer to hurt his political opponents. Aired on 09/08/2020.
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Cohen: Trump Consulted On National Enquirer Stories To Smear His Political Opponents | MSNBC

71 Comments on "Cohen: Trump Consulted On National Enquirer Stories To Smear His Political Opponents | MSNBC"

  1. Ted Cruz uses his own show to kissup to Donald daily now.

  2. The Political Talk | September 9, 2020 at 1:41 AM | Reply

    Trump is the biggest scam faced by America

    • leftheartedleo1324 come on, try to be a good person who can think critically and independent from news sources! How can you support a man who trashes other candidates with blatant lies? Find your morals!

    • Thank you for this!

    • You misspelled Obama!

    • It says alot about the idiots who fall for the con though.

    • @long nose , you mean “the fake Obama” your cult leader hired to fulfill his intimate fantasy and yell at him “You are fired”? Or the one he keeps bringing conspiracy theories of, just like the Ted C.’s father. for those immediately to be debunked, but only after they stay in weak minds (like yours) to make you repeat them over and over, making you look stooooopid. And the worst think is that you don’t know what a laughable tool you became for the orange lump to use.

  3. Stardust Stardust | September 9, 2020 at 1:47 AM | Reply

    Apparently Cruz has forgiven his now Master for slander. Forgive, forget….or Massa gonna get ya.

  4. Trump: I know everything, about nothing!

    • In 2009, Obama got the Noble for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people”.. That’s the same as a “participation trophy”.

    • Margaret Dimick | September 10, 2020 at 8:22 PM | Reply

      @Jeep creepIT I saw a story in the paper today saying a politician in Norway nominated Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize for “the work he did to bring Israel and UAE together.”

    • @Margaret Dimick Yep, that whats I seen. IMO, thats worth the prize. Being no other president has been able to broker such a move. To those not blinded by hate for the man, it is a great achievement. But I’ve never been there so that’s all I can say about that.

  5. Cruz will never know anyway. He’s too far up Trump’s culo to hear or see anything.

    • Exactly. SHAME ON Cruz. He looks the other way because he wants his seat in TX. I lost respect for him and GOP. VOTE FOR BLUE 🇺🇸BIDEN/HARRIS 2020 🇺🇸.

    • @Ash Roskell You’re SPOT ON.

    • Let me take you on a little trip. Nothing to do with Trump, but Cruz vs the Left. While the Dem’s want to muck everything up they touch and play games (want proof, read on). Well, click and view. Then PLEASE, come back to me and explain WHY the Democrats pulled this sh1t. I have some CLOSE Jeep buddies in the Coast Guard. You want hard proof why people look at the left and honestly, hates their guts, here’s a good example of the sh1t they pull. This is just one of many examples of the crap our politicians play.

    • Carole Cadwallahr – Facebook’s Role in Brexit.
      This is a Ted Talk that explains Trumps’ agenda during and after possible re-election.
      This is important, “What have you got to lose?” ..

    • David, you made me laugh 😂 with the culo thing . Thank you. Cruz went up the culo and is by now in the upper colon deep in mierda.

  6. Donald Trump the king of fake news.

  7. trump supporters all read national enquirer

  8. Pacer Peterson | September 9, 2020 at 2:13 AM | Reply

    Ted Cruz is an embarrassment after trump said that about his dad what a loser

  9. Should be interesting to see how Senators Rubio and Cruz respond to this.

    • DynaCatlovesme | September 9, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      @trisha padilla Not Trump’s plan. I honestly doubt he knows about it, since he’d have to have been an insider and read a lot. It’s been put together over several decades, mostly beginning with the Powell memo and Koch funded Virginia school (James Buchanan) building on Milton Friedman.

    • They got what they deserve. They knew who Trump was, but they failed to impeach him.

    • rubio and cruz … latin kkk.

    • @Ville Hytönen FACT! Trump’s RepubliKKKans are just as EVIL as Trump.

    • @DynaCatlovesme You are right about Russian Asset Trump’s plan, ONE PARTY just like Father Putin has, that is Russian Asset Trump’s dream!! VOTE OUT Wannabe Dictator Trump November 3, 2020!!

  10. Harry Betteridge | September 9, 2020 at 2:25 AM | Reply

    Bet the National Enquirer purchased the Lindsey Graham pool boy pictures & story which is why he suddenly flipped over and endorsed Trump.

  11. Even after all this time, everyone gets called by simply their first or last name but only Dementia Donnie gets the full title: MISTER TRUMP.
    Vote for a safer, saner, more honorable, and more just America.
    Vote blue.

    • I could/can never manage to stick the word president before his name. I like it when people and news pundits just simply call him Trump. Anything else just sounds like ‘respect’ and that I just have none of to give him.

    • Desiree Espinosa | September 9, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

      Talents Head I refuse to capitalize his name lol

  12. BIDEN/HARRIS 2020!

  13. Black In America | September 9, 2020 at 2:45 AM | Reply

    Cohen is less stressed now that he has gotten from under the wrath of 45. He smiles, laughs, jokes. He exhales refreshingly.

    • “If you can’t take care of your sick in the country, forget it, it’s all over. I mean, it’s no good. So I’m very liberal when it comes to health care. I believe in universal health care. I believe in whatever it takes to make people well and better.”
      ― The Donald @ Larry King Live, October 1999

      “A friend of mine was in Scotland recently. He got very, very sick. They took him by ambulance and he was there for four days. He was really in trouble, and they released him and he said, ‘Where do I pay?’ And they said, ‘There’s no charge.’ Not only that, he said it was like great doctors, great care. I mean we could have a great system in this country.”
      ― The Donald @ The David Letterman Show, January 2015

      “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. We’re going to have a healthcare that is far less expensive and far better.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with The Washington Post, January 2017

      “Hillary’s always surrounded herself with very good people, I think Hillary would do a good job [as president].”
      [praising Hillary Clinton as a Democratic presidential candidate who could make a good deal with Iran.]
      ― The Donald @ interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, September 2007

      “I know [Hillary Clinton] and she’d make a good president or good vice president.”
      [speaking of the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries]
      ― The Donald @ “Trumped!”, a syndicated radio feature, 2008

      “Hillary Clinton I think is a terrific woman. I am biased because I have known her for years. I live in New York. She lives in New York. I really like her and her husband both a lot. I think she really works hard. And I think, again, she’s given an agenda, it is not all of her, but I think she really works hard and I think she does a good job [since joining the Obama administration as Secretary of State]. I like her.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, March 2012

      “I know [Hillary Clinton] very well, and I know her husband very well, and I like them both. They are just really terrific people. I like them both very much. But I think you’ll be looking at the record of Hillary Clinton. And how did she do as secretary of state? Probably above and beyond everybody else and everything else.”
      [speaking after the 2012 Benghazi attack]
      ― The Donald @ interview with NBC News, August 2013

      “I really believe the Republicans are just too crazy right. I mean, what’s going on [in that party] is just nuts.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press”, October 1999

      “In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat. I’ve been around a long time. And it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Now, it shouldn’t be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats. …we’ve had some pretty bad disaster[s] under the Republicans.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, March 2004

      [Flip-flopping on the electoral college: from “disaster” to “genius”]

      [Trump in 2012, when it appeared that Mitt Romney might win the popular vote but lose the electoral college]
      [Trump deleted the following tweets:]
      “[Obama] lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!” (Nov. 6)
      “The phoney [sic] electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one!” (Nov. 6)
      “More votes equals a loss… revolution!” (Nov. 7)
      [The following tweets remained:]
      “We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!” (Nov. 7)
      “Lets fight like Неll and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.” (Nov. 7)
      “This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!” (Nov. 7)
      “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” (Nov. 7)
      ― The Donald @ Twitter, November 2012

      [Trump in 2016, after winning the electoral college with narrow wins in three states, while losing the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes]
      “The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!” (Nov. 15)
      “If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily” (Nov. 15)
      ― The Donald @ Twitter, November 2016

      “Mitt is tough. He is smart. He is sharp. He is not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love. So Gov. Romney, go out and get em. You can do it.”
      ― The Donald @ “Trump endorses Mitt Romney for president”, CBS News, February 2012

      “[Mitt Romney] is a choke artist… He doesn’t have what it takes to be president, that I can tell you.”
      [responding to Mitt Romney’s March 3, 2016 anti-Trump speech at the University of Utah accusing Trump of being a fraud]
      ― The Donald @ campaign rally in Portland, Maine, March 2016

      “I don’t want to pivot… If you start pivoting, you’re not being honest with people.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with Wisconsin television station WKBT, August 2016

      “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s, like, incredible.”
      ― The Donald @ campaign rally in Iowa, January 2016

      “I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular [i.e. cabinet] positions I just don’t want a poor person.”
      ― The Donald @ rally in Iowa, June 2017

      “I think if this country gets any kinder or gentler, it’s literally going to cease to exist.”
      ― The Donald @ Playboy, March 1990

      “Let our politicians give back our police department’s power to keep us safe. Unshackle them from the constant chant of ‘police brutality’…”
      ― The Donald @ “Bring Back the Ðeath Penalty. Bring Back Our Police!”, a newspaper ad, May 1989

      [Speaking of his admiration for strong authoritarian government]
      “Q: What were your other impressions of the Soviet Union?
      A: I was very unimpressed. Their system is a disaster. What you will see there soon is a revolution; the signs are all there with the demonstrations and picketing. Russia is out of control and the leadership knows it. That’s my problem with Gorbachev. Not a firm enough hand.
      Q: You mean firm hand as in China?
      A: When the students poured into Tiananmen Square [in 1989], the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak… as being spit on by the rest of the world.”
      ― The Donald @ Playboy, March 1990

      “The point is that you can’t be too greedy.”
      ― The Donald @ “The Art of the Deal”, 1987

      “It’s amazing, I can’t even believe it. I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world, it is a dangerous world out there. It’s like Vietnam, sort of. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.”
      [speaking of having $ex and referring to women’s geпitals as “potential landmines”.]
      ― The Donald @ interview on The Howard Stern Show, November 1997

      “Vagiпa is expensive.”
      ― The Donald @ his second wedding, as retold on The Howard Stern Show, 1997

      “Wow! Just think — in a couple of years I’ll be dating you.”
      [to two ⒕-year-old girls in 1992, after asking the girls how old they were. The girls were part of a youth choir performing a carol concert outside Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel.]
      ― The Donald @ Chicago Tribune, December 1992

      “Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.”
      ― The Donald @ Twitter, November 2013

      “You can’t con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.”
      ― The Donald @ “The Art of the Deal”, 1987

      “I’m gоіng tо tеll yоu whаt I rеаlly thіnk оf Dоnаld Trump. Thіs mаn іs а pаthоlоgіcаl lіаr. Hе dоеsn’t knоw thе dіffеrеncе bеtwееn truth аnd lіеs. Hе lіеs prаctіcаlly еvеry wоrd thаt cоmеs оut оf hіs mоuth… а nаrcіssіst аt а lеvеl I dоn’t thіnk thіs cоuntry hаs еvеr sееn… Wе аrе stаrіng аt thе аbуss.”
      ― Tеd Сruz @ prеss cоnfеrеncе, mоrnіng оf Indіаnа Rеpublіcаn prіmаry, Mаy 2016

      “Givе me ten years, and you will not recognize Germany anymore!”
      ― Adolf Schicklgruber @ election slogan, 1933

    • The “billionaire” who hides his tax returns.
      The “genius” who hides his college grades.
      The “self-made man” who tax dodged a $413M “gift” from daddy’s real estate empire.
      The “businessman” who bankrupted 3 casinos and lost over $1B in 10 yrs.
      The “playboy” who pays for $ех.
      The “Christian”, twice-divorced philanderer, who never asks God for forgiveness.
      The “man of the Bible” who declined to name even one of his favorite Bible verses.
      The “ge ntleman and champion for all women” who ordered his golf club managers to fire every woman who was not young enough and attractive enough.
      The “philanthropist” who defrauds charity.
      The “patriot” who dodged the draft; family tradition: grandfather was kicked out of Bavaria for draft-dodging, father bribed a doctor tenant to exempt Donald from military service.
      The “paragon of honesty” whose new immigration rules would have kept his and his senior anti-immigration adviser Stephen Miller’s grandparents out.
      The “steadfast defender of our nation’s borders” who married an alleged undocumented immigrant and illegal worker who sponsored her parents into the country by “chain migration”.
      The “staunch Republican” who donated to Democrats at all gov’t levels: Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Anthony Weiner, Harry Reid, Andrew Cuomo, Terry McAuliffe, Eliot Spitzer.
      The “innocent man” who refuses to testify.
      The “President” who takes no responsibility.
      The “tough, strong man“ who wears makeup and hairspray but never a mask.
      The “deal maker” who has yet to close a deal.

      If America reelects this guy, it deserves the dystopian future that follows.

    • Yes, he looks younger too. Must be the relief of not living under the Orange things lie factory. The truth definitely sets you free.

    • I noticed that too. Way more relaxed.

  14. This is how Trump got people on his side who once hated him like Lindsay Graham.

  15. The lies about Biden and Harris and mail in voting are manufactured the same way.

  16. Alvinius Alviniathan | September 9, 2020 at 3:00 AM | Reply

    I can’t imagine what it must be like to be Rubio or Cruz. Constantly having to lick the boots of the same guy who defamed your entire family. Despicable.

  17. Cohen. I beleave you!!!!
    Look at trumps record what kind of person trump is

  18. Vote Joe Biden November 2020. Vote Amy McGrath Kentucky November 2020

  19. *It takes a brave man to admit his wrong doings while a weak man hides his.*

    *👉 **#TYCohen** for your honesty now. 👍*

    • Yep. He could’ve instead taken a pardon years ago but instead chose to clear his conscience and serve his 3 year sentence. Despite his mistakes, that is admirable. And for that the MAGAs peg him a “traitor” or a “rat” as Trump called him and the GOP brandished as a “liar who should never be trusted” because of the nature of his convictions all stemming from him ‘denying his involvement in the delivery transaction of a hush money check that Trump had signed for him to hand over to Stormy Daniels’.

      From that: obstruction of the investigation (by denying), lying to Congress (once they proved the hush money happened), and other tax crimes. He went to jail for the same crime Trump is guilty of (individual 1) and for THAT Cohen’s the one that shouldn’t be trusted?!

  20. Frans van Mook | September 9, 2020 at 4:18 AM | Reply

    But still the GOP Senators support Trump. Vote them all out.

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