Earlier today, it was announced in court that Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, would be going to jail for three years. And while Cohen’s journey up until this point has been riddled with Trump burns and betrayals as the president’s former attorney flipped on his old boss, nothing could prepare The Donald for what Cohen said about him during his sentencing.
Activist Ryan Knight brought this up on Twitter, reporting on the harsh words of Trump’s former right hand man. He wrote:
Despite the fact that he’s going to prison for 3 years, Michael Cohen told the court today was his day of freedom because he is finally out from under the thumb of Trump and the Trump Organization.”
Despite the fact that he’s going to prison for 3 years, Michael Cohen told the court today was his day of freedom because he is finally out from under the thumb of Trump and the Trump Organization. Another stark reminder that @realDonaldTrump is a CRIME BOSS. #TrumpCrimeSyndicate
— Ryan Knight 🇺🇸 (@ProudResister) December 12, 2018
Based on reports of what went down in court, it seemed like Cohen was actually HAPPY to go to jail and get a fresh start. Cohen told Judge William H. Pauley III:
Today is the day I am getting my freedom back. I have been living in a personal and mental incarceration ever since the day that I accepted the offer to work for a real-estate mogul whose business acumen I admired.”
Cohen also confessed that his “blind loyalty” to Trump had led him down “a path of darkness.” Cohen said:
I felt it was my duty to cover up for his dirty deeds.”
That statement alone should terrify the president. Cohen also apologized to the “people of the United States”. He said:
You deserve to know the truth, and lying to you was unjust.”
That’s gotta hurt, but it only makes Cohen one of the many who have betrayed and ratted Trump out after they’ve stopped working for the president. Trump is clearly someone who depends on loyalty more than anything, and no one in his circle actually has any once they have to choose between their own futures and their relationship with the president.
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