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 (@Jessica Huseman) 1534942156.0
Earlier Trump: Cohen is “a fine person with a wonderful family” who is a “businessman for his own account/lawyer wh… https://t.co/WvhjyYnDEf— Julia Davis (@Julia Davis) 1534942186.0
Sound advice here. Don’t hire an attorney who can no longer practice law. https://t.co/Oa7iE5Mrzf— PrisondentialTrump (@PrisondentialTrump) 1534942804.0
If anyone is looking for a good president, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Donald Tr… https://t.co/Kfo8HjM8vI— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden) 1534942016.0
Donald Trump, Jan. '17: "Michael Cohen is a very talented lawyer." June '18: "I always liked Michael and he’s a goo… https://t.co/sWF7dc7lP1— Hallie Jackson (@Hallie Jackson) 1534942803.0
@realDonaldTrump Yet you were stupid enough to trust him with some the most sensitive details of your sordid life. Sad!— Facilities That Are So Clean (@Facilities That Are So Clean) 1534942044.0
What a burn https://t.co/qF8rtobM6w— Catherine Thompson (@Catherine Thompson) 1534941949.0
Not even gonna lie. If I am facing professional and legal oblivion, I am totally tweeting stuff like that.— Craig Calcaterra (@Craig Calcaterra) 1534942224.0
@realDonaldTrump Cohen has been your personal lawyer for what, 20 years. Exactly when did you discover that Cohen w… https://t.co/lQq4wrCLz9— ⚜️Pierre de Resistance⚜️ (@⚜️Pierre de Resistance⚜️) 1534942413.0
yeah, everybody knows that for top-quality service you go to Rudy Giuliani https://t.co/mTN0Fakg7P— Dave Itzkoff (@Dave Itzkoff) 1534942351.0
Almost no one did. Except you. Says more about you than it does about him. https://t.co/vedP05uvqJ— The Rude Pundit (@The Rude Pundit) 1534942661.0
I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU DON'T RETAIN THE SERVICES OF MICHAEL COHEN https://t.co/vKFmmnTocg— delrayser (@delrayser) 1534943314.0