President Donald Trump tried to joke his way out of a reaction to his longtime attorney implicating him as part of a criminal conspiracy — and social media users drowned him in mockery.
Attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight felony counts, including campaign finance violations he told the court were directed by the president before the 2016 election.
Trump commented on the news Wednesday morning with a lighthearted insult against Cohen, which other Twitter users ridiculed.
And the silence was short lived. https://t.co/QLEWsSOFCT
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) August 22, 2018
Earlier Trump: Cohen is “a fine person with a wonderful family” who is a “businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected.”https://t.co/gC4JRkt9j1
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) August 22, 2018
better call saul! https://t.co/g6N2zJBrKj
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 22, 2018
Sound advice here. Don’t hire an attorney who can no longer practice law. https://t.co/Oa7iE5Mrzf
— PresidentialTrump (@MatureTrumpTwts) August 22, 2018
If anyone is looking for a good president, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Donald Trump, future federal inmate. https://t.co/MuxLpJq47b
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) August 22, 2018
Donald Trump, Jan. '17: "Michael Cohen is a very talented lawyer." June '18: "I always liked Michael and he’s a good person." https://t.co/Td8Fmiv1y4
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) August 22, 2018
Yet you were stupid enough to trust him with some the most sensitive details of your sordid life. Sad!
— Taint Team All-Star (@dennisalerding) August 22, 2018
What a burn https://t.co/qF8rtobM6w
— Catherine Thompson (@KT_thomps) August 22, 2018
Not even gonna lie. If I am facing professional and legal oblivion, I am totally tweeting stuff like that.
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) August 22, 2018
Cohen has been your personal lawyer for what, 20 years. Exactly when did you discover that Cohen was a bad lawyer? 🤔#MuellerIsComingForYou
— ⚜️Pierre de Resistance⚜️ (@aka_pierrecouvy) August 22, 2018
yeah, everybody knows that for top-quality service you go to Rudy Giuliani https://t.co/mTN0Fakg7P
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 22, 2018
Almost no one did. Except you. Says more about you than it does about him. https://t.co/vedP05uvqJ
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) August 22, 2018
Next Trump will say, “If anyone is looking for a good campaign manager, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Paul Manafort!” 😂
— ___📎___ (@ThinSkinTrump) August 22, 2018
I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU DON'T RETAIN THE SERVICES OF MICHAEL COHEN pic.twitter.com/vKFmmnTocg
— delrayser (@delrayser) August 22, 2018