Michael Cohen brands Trump a 'cult leader' and says Republicans who support him are 'stupid'

Michael Cohen brands Trump a 'cult leader' and says Republicans who support him are 'stupid'

Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen has slammed his former client and Republicans who support him, branding them 'stupid' for their loyalty to the president.

During an interview with Joy Reid on MSNBC, Trump's former personal attorney laid into the president who he called a "cult leader" after being asked why high profile members of the Republican party, like William Barr blindly support the POTUS.

Because we’re stupid. You know, we’re a bunch of sycophants. He’s very much like a cult leader.

When you’re in his good grace, you believe that you have this enormous amount of power, which you do, and he somehow manages to convince you to use that power for bad.

Look at some of the things I talk about in the book about feeding his ego and fixing polls. Creating NDAs in order to silence women with whom he has an affair.

The man doesn't know how to take resposibility for his own dirty deeds. Everybody else like myself is required to do that and then you take people with illustrious careers like Bill Barr and others who have worked in Congress and worked for the people of this country in a legitmate fashion, whether you agree with their politics or not, and now they are just throwing their careers away for what?

For Donald Trump's warmth, for his light as a cult leader. I tried to tell everyone at the end of the book, now you have all the information that you need in order to understand who Donald Trump and whether or not you want him as your president for the next four years. 

Cohen also said that if Trump loses November's election to Joe Biden, the president will say that the results are fixed and fake in order to stay in office.

He doesn’t care about the Constitution of the United States. He believes that he's above everything.

The lawyer also compared Trump to a dictator, how he is setting himself up to be an autocrat and detailed the president's admiration for Russia's Vladimir Putin,

Cohen worked for Trump between 2006 and 2018 but sensationally turned against the president when he decided to cooperate with investigators and gave a sensational testimony before Congress. He was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous charges including lying to Congress and breaking campaign finance laws, crimes which in implicated the president in.

He is now serving the rest of his sentence under house arrest due to coronavirus fears and is currently promoting his tell-all book on the president Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump.

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