President Trump has once again issued one of his famous courthouse statements that we have come to expect.
Despite being under a gag order, the 45th President of the United States took the chance to issue a statement regarding disgraced, former attorney Michael Cohen.
“He’s a convicted felon, for lying. He went to jail, for lying. And this is their only witness. When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing,” President Trump told media reporters present at the scene.
Indeed, it is startling that the prosecution would make use of Cohen, a convicted felon with a known vendetta against President Trump, as a witness.
Here’s what President Trump had to say in its entirety, followed by some highlights:
President Trump makes a statement outside of his NYC courtroom after the cross-examination of criminal Michael Cohen:
"He's a convicted felon, for lying. He went to jail, for lying. And this is their only witness. When you think about it, it's pretty amazing." pic.twitter.com/0ggdd1Ti54
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 25, 2023
Breaking: Former President Donald Trump speaks before entering a Manhattan courtroom, saying Michael Cohen is only testifying to get a better deal for himself, but it will not work. pic.twitter.com/GpOvwLKjCA
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) October 24, 2023
President Donald J. Trump says how was to see Michael Cohen pic.twitter.com/aWrGHkdPUf
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) October 25, 2023
According to CNN:
A judge fined Donald Trump $10,000 for violating his gag order after the former president took the stand in his New York civil trial Wednesday to answer questions about his comments outside the courtroom.
“Letitia James is relying on Michael Cohen, a known and convicted liar, to take down President Trump. Real America sees right through it,” Rep. Jordan said.
Letitia James is relying on Michael Cohen, a known and convicted liar, to take down President Trump.
Real America sees right through it.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 24, 2023
BBC News provided an excerpt of Cohen’s testimony:
“Whatever issues he had, whatever created ire for him, he would bring it to me in order to resolve it,” he told the court.
Later, he said Trump personally asked him and Allen Weisselberg, the convicted ex-chief financial officer of the company, to inflate his assets “arbitrarily” by a number he had chosen.
They did “whatever Mr Trump told us to,” Mr Cohen said.