His insatiable need for attention is one reason he continues to flaunt this disingenuous 2024 run. The other is he's making more money doing that than anything he has ever done before. — Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime former lawyer and fixer
His insatiable need for attention is one reason he continues to flaunt this disingenuous 2024 run. The other is he's making more money doing that than anything he has ever done before. — Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime former lawyer and fixer

He'll say he's not going to run again because of bipartisan hatred for him or because of the Democrats or because he doesn't want to put his family through any more. He cannot stomach the notion of being a two-time loser, but he will continue to grift until the very last second. — Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime former lawyer and fixer
He'll say he's not going to run again because of bipartisan hatred for him or because of the Democrats or because he doesn't want to put his family through any more. He cannot stomach the notion of being a two-time loser, but he will continue to grift until the very last second. — Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime former lawyer and fixer

Michael Cohen says Trump is bluffing about another presidential run because he can't 'stomach the notion of being a two-time loser'
  • Michael Cohen said Trump is bluffing about a 2024 run in part because "he's making more money doing that than anything he has ever done."
  • He told Insider Trump is also teasing a campaign to retain "some semblance of power, importance and relevance, none of which he has."
  • But in the end, Cohen said Trump won't run because he can't "stomach the notion of being a two-time loser."
"His insatiable need for attention is one reason he continues to flaunt this disingenuous 2024 run," Michael Cohen told Insider in an interview. "The other is he's making more money doing that than anything he has ever done before."

Trump has repeatedly teased a potential 2024 campaign in the months since he left office in January. The former president raised more money than any other Republican in the first half of the year and had a war chest of more than $100 million by the end of June, The New York Times reported over the summer, citing federal campaign filings.

But despite claiming the 2020 election was rigged and promising to help more Republicans get elected, Trump hasn't spent any of the money on audits or GOP-led campaigns, according to Politico. Instead, he's largely spent the money to promote his own interests, cover event and travel expenses, and pay the salaries of his aides and advisors, the report said. He's also used some of the funds to cover legal expenses in his baseless effort to overturn the 2020 election results.

Cohen on Wednesday described Trump as "the greatest grifter in the history of American politics," adding that he'll ultimately come up with a "handful of reasons why he won't run again and blame others for his decision."

"He'll say he's not going to run again because of bipartisan hatred for him or because of the Democrats or because he doesn't want to put his family through any more," Cohen said of Trump. "He cannot stomach the notion of being a two-time loser, but he will continue to grift until the very last second."

... The former president is "trying to retain some semblance of power, importance, and relevance, none of which he has," said Cohen, who is currently serving out a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to an array of felonies.
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