Donald Trump just can’t quit his lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen and he’s hoping Cohen doesn’t quit him. The president few into a Twitter rage over the weekend at the mere suggestion that Cohen might “flip” and spill the beans on all of Trump’s “alleged” illegal activities.
Stephen Colbert tried to sort out the method in Trump’s mad Twitter storm, which included no less than two dozen separate, angry Tweets, many of them about Cohen.
“I never thought I would say this, but he should golf more,” Colbert said.
“One of the things that stuck in his craw was a New York Times article called ‘Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Donald Trump. Maybe Not Any More.’
“I don’t think he’ll take a bullet. At this point my money is on Russian poisoning,” he jibed.
According to The Times, Trump is concerned Cohen might “flip,” police lingo that most often describes underlings who rat out mob bosses in exchange for favorable treatment for their own crimes.
Trump must feel like former Gambino crime family head, John Gotti, who also worried about his own under boss Sammy “The Bull” Gravano. Nobody was tougher than Sammy, but when the time came, he sang like a canary and sent Gotti to prison for life.
Shockingly, former FBI Director James Comey, who brought down Gotti as a prosecutor, made the same comparison in his new book.
When Trump demanded of him, “I need loyalty. I expect loyalty,” the fired FBI director wrote: “The demand was like Sammy the Bull’s Cosa Nostra induction ceremony.”
For his part, Gravano thinks Trump is right for the job. Earlier this month, he said “the country doesn’t need a bookworm as president, it needs a mob boss.”
Leaders of North Korea, Iran and Russia are the real mobsters, he told ganglandnews.com.
“You don’t need a Harvard graduate to deal with these people. These guys are real gangsters. You need a f—king gangster to deal with these people.”
Hmmmm… maybe Trump has a point.
He blasted The Times article and its writer Maggie Haberman, claiming he never met or even spoke to her.
Oops! Shouldn’t have gone there. Colbert produced a photo of them together in a grip-and-grin shot.
He also proclaimed that Cohen would never “flip,” but seemed to be laying the groundwork just in case he does.
“Most people will flip if the government will let them out of trouble, even if means lying or making up stories,” he Tweeted.
“Sorry I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and dishonest media.”
Famous last words?
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