Someone (maybe a lawyer?) should tell Donald Trump about the negative consequences of looking and acting guilty.
This morning, the President jumped on Twitter, as is his habit, in order to tweet a bunch of things that his staff will later have to explain and makes excuses for. In this case, lashing out about his personal attorney Michael Cohen.
Or warning him?
Take a look:
The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will “flip.” They use....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
....non-existent “sources” and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a fine person with a wonderful family. Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected. Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
....it means lying or making up stories. Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
He’s referring to this story by Maggie Haberman of course.
Now I don’t know about y’all, but I think you can take this three different ways.
1) He’s just brainlessly lashing out on Twitter because he can and he’s annoyed.
2) He’s worried and is hoping to sweat the reporters into easing up.
3) He’s worried and warning Cohen with a back-handed defense that says “you better keep your dirty mouth shut.”
It’s also kind of funny he says “Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble” considering that’s exactly what he said to James Comey about the best way to deal with reporters. Lock ’em up until they flip on their sources. He believes in that. He believes it works.
So when he mentions that exact thing with Cohen, sounds to me Like he thinks it will work. And he’s telling Cohen “I’m watching you.”
Let’s see what Hannity says about it.
In any case, it’s just another example of why Twitter and the President can be both good and bad. I’d rather he just kept quiet about his legal troubles and taunted North Korea some more.