Cohen: Trump Didn’t Want To Win; 2016 Campaign Was Just A Branding Opportunity | MSNBC

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Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to Donald Trump, and author of the newly published, "Disloyal," talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump saw Russian oligarchs as a potential source of investment and hoped his presidential campaign would raise the profile of his brand internationally. Aired on 09/08/2020.
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Cohen: Trump Didn't Want To Win; 2016 Campaign Was Just A Branding Opportunity | MSNBC

75 Comments on "Cohen: Trump Didn’t Want To Win; 2016 Campaign Was Just A Branding Opportunity | MSNBC"

  1. As always, when it comes to Trump, all roads lead to Putin. And that’s not an exaggeration.

  2. Cohen: there is only one problem, he won
    Rachel : ops


  3. Progressive Humanist | September 9, 2020 at 1:51 AM | Reply

    Always remember who enabled all this: the GOP.
    Either it dies or US democracy does.

    • @Marcos Juarez : There was really never a doubt in my mind but it’s interesting you insist on so strongly claiming the title. Have a nice day. Oh, and because English is your strong suit, that previous sentence was sarcasm. Just to give you a run for your title you know, even though you’re way out of my league.

    • @Not Here No, you are way out of my league just like the other pro-Trump buffoons! QAnon is a cult! QAnon is not your friend!

    • @Gottafight Fortheright : Thanks 🙂 I honestly thought it’d get a chuckle, and maybe trigger a Trumpet or two. Who knew a lefty would get bent out of shape by it. Maybe some of us are not as smart and nice as we think 😉

    • @Ash Roskell 🤣😂🤣

    • X FOXTROT WISKEY KILO | September 11, 2020 at 3:46 PM | Reply

      Our friends and neighbors allowed this to happen

  4. Trump didn’t want to win but the power went to his head and corrupted him even more.

    • Gaynor Gregory | September 9, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      @Sensible116 of course he’s a trump supporter! His comment about the Democratic party will have irreversible damage etc, is so delusional and could only be cooked up in the mind of a true trump cultist. Also the way he was so triggered by your comment in the first place, is also evidence of his cultist attachment to his Dear Leader!

    • @Gaynor Gregory poor little soyboy moderator keeps deleting my comment because the snowflakes are crying. Liberalism, find the cure!

    • Just more scripted lies by Michael Cohen.
      Listen to these audio tapes:

      In other words: CNN in collusion with Cohen to tilt lies towards the President.

      Cohen is making money selling a book filled with lies and bought by poor idiots.

    • @Ferrari Spider
      The irreversible damage done to GOP shills who bent over for a con man, and showed they have no integrity , will stay in the minds of every loving person who saw them do it.
      Can you say, spineless?

    • Exactly 💯

  5. My only comment to a Trump supporter now is:

    “When he calls out “suckers” and “losers”, he is referring to anyone who voted for him.

    • thewanderandhiscomp | September 9, 2020 at 6:32 PM | Reply

      @William Bailey proof

    • Just more scripted lies by Michael Cohen.
      Listen to these audio tapes:

      In other words: CNN in collusion with Cohen to tilt lies towards the President.

      Cohen is making money selling a book filled with lies and bought by poor idiots.

    • This is what narcissistic personality does to judgment.
      So much thirst for limelight Trump can’t even resist self incrimination. God knows what else’s on the chopping block. Oh, wait ! I KNOW! The Constitution and separation of powers.
      Let’s end Trump.
      Register EARLY.
      Vote EARLY.
      Here’s a safe path:
      Order your ballot by mail.
      Drop your ballot off at your state’s official collection points, city halls, libraries etc.
      Google locations, take the burden on the post office off the table.
      Vote Biden/Harris, keep the House, flip the Senate. Save our country.

    • @thewanderandhiscomp yes

    • FLASHBACKS INTO | September 11, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

      @Faireachas Síoraí
      Call it what you want, but that video was uploaded by a U.S VETERAN on Twitter.

  6. Jennifer Hansberry | September 9, 2020 at 2:03 AM | Reply

    I completely believe that. Then he had to just bs his way through it. Of course he never even tried to learn the job. 🙁 Grifter in cheif

    • Covfefe Yourself! | September 9, 2020 at 2:14 AM | Reply

      Now he needs to win to avoid all of the indictments that are waiting for him and yet, he still doesn’t want to be president*! Vote like our children and grandchildren lives depend on it because it truly does!

    • He never put together a cabinet and we all know he didn’t vet anyone.

    • Benjamin Bierley | September 9, 2020 at 5:14 AM | Reply

      @Erik PDX This right here was a huge red flag that he didn’t mean to win when it was being reported back then

    • SILVER BRITCHES | September 9, 2020 at 8:11 AM | Reply

      Benjamin Bierley If you go back to coverage on election night, the look on his face said it all…not what you’d expect from a person who just became the 45th POTUS.

    • oh

  7. I Respect Cohen And Everyone Else Exposing This SOB !!!

  8. He didn’t want to win! Wow, he finally has something in common with most of America.

  9. Ask any American soldier a simple, honest and sobering question: Would you want to be in a fox hole with Donald J Trump?

  10. #FineArtByTuckerDemps Tucker-Demps | September 9, 2020 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    I’ve always said the same thing. He wasn’t trying to win.

  11. Meanwhile, Trump’s cultists are out crashing and sinking their boats, and almost drowning for him. 😂 You can’t make this stuff up.😆.

    • Fun FACT for you, David J, my good friend: Trump’s richest donors all knew trump would skim at least half of what they gave him, from the 2016, “Inauguration Fund,” to Steve Bannon’s Wall GoFundMe (and yes, trump got his cut of that too) and so many other schemes. They didn’t care, because they were, “buying,” jobs in Cabinet, favourable court rulings, “policy,” decisions for their industries, etc. But, the kkkult of trump? The working class racists? They MUST suspect, at least, by now? They just don’t want to hear, “We told you so.” So, they’ll vote for even more shafting. After all, it’s pretty embarrassing to find out that your hard earned money has been stolen by your cult leader, in the biggest heist in American history?

    • Buff Straw : Since the reappearance of the 2016 Inauguration Fund scam; Steve Bannon’s Wall GoFundMe scam (and Donny got his cut from that too, I PROMISE that will come out) and now, questions over what he spent nearly a $BILLION DOLLARS in campaign funds on, now? . . . Even the Kult are starting to realise they’ve been the VICTIMS of the BIGGEST SCAM in US history! It is, after all, THEIR donations, THEIR trust in a racist dream, THEIR hard work, that has been STOLEN. The Kult have been the GOP’s MAIN TARGET, getting SHAFTED HARDER THAN ANY OTHER GROUP OF AMERICANS! How’s THAT for, “irony”? 🤣

    • William Bailey | September 9, 2020 at 6:07 PM | Reply

      I just loved all those Biden parades. Oh wait. Losers cant afford a boat.

    • @William Bailey Only idiots brag about the worst choice they can make with their earnings; “I am so smart, I bought a boat !” -👍 Smh & lmfao; “I am a total ‘winner’ ..just look at my great big boat !” 👍,lol,lol

      Have fun, dude. Strap a bunch of stupid f***in’ maga flags to the back of that floating dollar toilet while you’re at it (..that’ll show everyone just how intelligent you really are); “Lookie-me all ya’ losers ..I gots me a big ol’ boat ..and lots of stupid frickin’ maga flags too !” ..because Trump is, like, a really smart person ..and so am I ! Hahahaha, lol, lol

      Please, share more of your awesome bigly wisdom, dude losers love to learn from “really stable geniuses” ..lmfao 👍

    • @Near Yetfar when someone makes 300k a year they can blow a little on a boat. I did. Got an rv also. Covid made for some great deals. Nothing better than a little fishing, swimming, and water skiing. Tons of fun. Better than hiding under my bed hoping covid wont get me. Life is short. I try and enjoy mine. If you worry about what it costs, then you cant afford it. Eh spanky?

  12. Daniel Duvalle | September 9, 2020 at 2:40 AM | Reply

    Dereliction-of-Duty Donny has personally lost more money than any other American, ever.
    He starred in The Apprentice but he’s literally The Biggest Loser.

  13. Remember, this is only what we see. What we haven’t seen, the back door manipulations, (including Devin Nunes) the real Trump who wants to reconfigure the power in this country to only serve him, the strategy he has. Trump’s goals are yet to be discovered. But it’s a complete takeover.

  14. All the “strong men” that Trump revers are calling him a sucker behind his back

  15. I seriously want to know why Hannity was Cohen’s *only* other client. 🇺🇲😡🤔😡🇺🇲

  16. Putin must have been rolling around on the floor, laughing himself silly after hearing Trump actually won the 2016 election.

  17. Michael Hayward | September 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM | Reply

    And the whole friggin’ world is paying for it.
    Big time.
    An utter disgrace.

  18. Howard Stern said this a year ago. And south park called it the whole time

  19. Timo Johannssen | September 10, 2020 at 2:21 PM | Reply

    “There’s only one problem: he won!” Trump is The Producers in real life!

  20. This man is singing like a parrot…Now who is gonna hold orange man accountable??? No one.

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