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Donald Trump on Wednesday was mocked right off the bat when he broke his silence on his former lawyer Michael Cohen implicating the president in a federal crime with what was called a weak insult.
“If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!” Trump tweeted.
Trump, usually pretty vicious on Twitter after news breaks about his White House, was teased for the post (“He’s shifted to Yelp reviews,” said one Twitter user), with numerous users asking if that was really the best he had in response to the serious situation.
On Tuesday, Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, falsifying submissions to a bank and campaign finance violations, for which he implicated Trump concerning payments, just prior to the 2016 election, to silence woman who said they had affairs with Trump.
That same day, Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, was found guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud by a jury in Virginia.
Trump said of Manafort late Tuesday that he was a good man and his conviction had nothing to do with the president and his 2016 presidential campaign.
He later tweeted about Manafort.
“I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. ‘Justice’ took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” – make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man!” the president tweeted.
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