UPDATED with video: Stephen Colbert translated President Donald Trump’s wild weekend Twitter tirade about the New York Times report POTUS has, for years, mistreated his personal attorney Michael Cohen who he now fears might flip on him.
“The article seems to have gotten under Trump’s extremely loose skin,” Colbert explained of the NYT report, after FBI raided Cohen’s office, home and hotel room the FBI raided, scooping up a treasure trove of documents.
According to Trump’s tweets, NYT and article author Maggie Haberman – a “Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with” – are going out of their way to “destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will ‘flip’,” using “non-existent ‘sources’ and “a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael” who Trump now describes as “a fine person with a wonderful family.”
“Never ever doubt Trump’s commitment to end the opioid crisis – one drunk/drugged up loser at a time,” Colbert snarked.
Trump went on to suggest “most people will flip if the government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories.”
Explained Colbert, “So what Trump is saying here is Cohen is a good guy and this is all a witch hunt – unless he flips, in which case he’s a liar and I’ve never met him.”