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Tom of Temecula

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Tue Feb 20, 2024, 07:12 AM Feb 20

Michael Cohen: Putin is asking what Russia can do to help Trump [View all]

Michael Cohen said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is asking his country what it can do to help former President Trump as Trump’s legal fines continue to mount. Cohen, who served as Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, suggested Putin may be looking into how he can help Trump after a judge ordered the former president to pay nearly $355 million in a New York fraud case last week. This staggering number, combined with the $83.3 million E. Jean Carroll verdict from last month, amounts to $438.1 million in legal penalties for the former president.

“If you’re Vladimir Putin, I tell you how Vladimir Putin is probably looking at Donald Trump right now. That Trump is a poor man’s idea of a rich man, a weak man’s idea of a strong man, and a stupid man’s idea of a smart man,” he said on CNN’s This Morning. “So as a KGB, former KGB expert, he’s looking at Donald and saying, ‘What can we do in order to help, to help him to get away from these various different things?’

"Well, one you can’t fix stupid. So that is what it is. You just take advantage of it,” he added. “All right, as far as the … poor man and a rich man, we’ll figure out how to put some money in his pocket because that’s all Donald Trump cares about.”

Cohen then took aim at Trump over his legal fees and raising money to pay for them. “He doesn’t care about America. He’s out there hocking sneakers, he’s out there hocking whatever he can, grifting off the poorest of Americans,” he said. “Think about who’s supporting Donald Trump and the use of his 757 plane, who’s supporting Donald with all of his legal fees. It’s the poorest people in America. And that’s what Vladimir Putin will be taking advantage of.”


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