Viewers of Fox News’ Fox and Friends got a real treat this morning when President Trump called in for an exclusive interview.
Trump rambled on for roughly 30 minutes, making several noteworthy remarks about his 2013 trip to Moscow, his controversial relationship with rapper Kanye West, and his feelings about the Justice Department.
But the internet latched on to the president’s shocking confession concerning his former attorney Michael Cohen and the former adult-film actress Stormy Daniels. After Cohen confessed to paying Daniels $130,000 in hush money during the presidential election, Trump denied having any knowledge of the exchange. During the interview, however, he changed his tune.
“Michael would represent me, and represent me on some things,” Trump told the morning show. “He represents me, like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me. And you know, from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong.”
President Trump says Michael Cohen only handed a "tiny, tiny little fraction," of his legal deals.
"He represents me like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, and .. from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong." pic.twitter.com/BRAqc0Aszo
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 26, 2018
The internet went crazy with Trump’s admission, seemingly confessing he did know about the payment, for which Cohen is currently under investigation. Even Daniels’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, couldn’t believe the development; he tweeted a thank-you to the Fox and Friends.
Thank you @foxandfriends for having Mr. Trump on this morning to discuss Michael Cohen and our case. Very informative.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 26, 2018
The reactions that followed were a mix of shock and mockery.
Wait wait wait.
Trump just admitted on Fox and Friends that Michael Cohen represented him in the Stormy Daniels affair? pic.twitter.com/09EQymPTfz
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 26, 2018
Trump is so guilty he can't even make it through a Fox and Friends interview anymore. This is Apple Maps bad.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) April 26, 2018
BREAKING: Video of Trump's lawyers. pic.twitter.com/gyCxL757YX
— talldknluvly (@talldknluvly) April 26, 2018
let's be fair, who among us hasn't called in to Fox & Friends and dug ourselves deeper into the legal hole we were already in
— Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich) April 26, 2018
That Trump managed to utterly destroy Cohen's argument that he was a major client AND completely undermine his own argument that he knew nothing about the Stormy Daniels's agreement in two sentences is… damn impressive.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) April 26, 2018
You know you're under investigation, right? Start listening to your lawyers and stop talking.
— Susan E. Kamman law (@SKamman_FamLaw) April 26, 2018
The White House has not issued a statement on Trump’s long-winded interview.
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