Cohen: “I regret the day I said yes to Mr. Trump.”
President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen said he regrets the day he said “yes” to his boss.
“Never in a million years did I imagine when I accepted a job in 2007 to work for Donald Trump that he would one day run for the presidency, to launch a campaign on a platform of hate and intolerance and actively win. I regret the day I said yes to Mr. Trump,” he said.
“I regret all the help and support I gave him along the way,” he said.
Cohen said he had “misplaced loyalty” and he is ashamed that he “chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s elicit acts.”
Here’s how he put it:
“I am ashamed of my weakness and my misplaced loyalty, of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him. I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s elicit acts, rather than listening to my own conscience. I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist, he is a conman, and he is a cheat.”