Michael Cohen, once former President Trump’s personal attorney being sentenced to prison in 2018 and now one of his biggest critics, claimed Sunday Trump will not run again in 2024, something the former president has teased since losing the 2020 election.
Cohen, who officially finished his sentence last week after serving for three years in prison and in at-home confinement for committing tax fraud, breaking campaign finance laws and lying to congress, said on Meet The Press that running for office again would ruin Trump’s “big grift”—his ability to rake in donations from supporters under the guise of potentially running again.
Cohen claimed many of Trump’s supporters are donating to him because of the “big lie”—Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him.
If Trump were to lose in 2024, “which he will,” Cohen said, “what happens to the big lie? He can’t be like the boy who cried wolf… and there goes his money.”
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