Trump: Media Make It Sound Like I Couldn't Live Without Michael Cohen


President Trump sits down for an interview with FOX & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt that aired Thursday morning.

Trump on knowing about payment to Stormy Daniels.

Later on I knew. Later on. But you have to understand, Ainsley, what he did -- and they weren’t taken out of campaign finance, that’s the big thing. That’s a much bigger thing. Did they come out of the campaign? They didn’t come out of the campaign, they came from me. And i tweeted about it. You know, I put -- I don’t know if you know but I tweeted about the payments. But they didn’t come out of campaign. In fact, my first question when I heard about it was did they come out of the campaign because that could be a little dicey. And they didn’t come out of the campaign and that’s big. But they weren’t – that’s not a – it’s not even a campaign violation. If you look at President Obama, he had a massive campaign violation but he had a different attorney general and they viewed it a lot differently

Trump on history with Michael Cohen:

“Well he was a lawyer for me for one of many – you know they always say the lawyer and then they like to add the fixer. Well I don’t know if he was a fixer. I don’t know where that term came from. But he’s been a lawyer for me. Didn’t do big deals, did small deals. Not somebody that was with me that much. You know, they make it sound like I didn’t live with -- without him. I understood Michael Cohen very well. He -- well, it turned out he wasn’t a very good lawyer, frankly. But he was somebody that was probably with me for about 10 years and I would see him sometimes."

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