And it’s not the kind of publicity the president typically craves.
“From golden showers in a sex club in Vegas, to tax fraud, to deals with corrupt officials from the former Soviet Union, to catch and kill conspiracies to silence Trump’s clandestine lovers, I wasn’t just a witness to the president’s rise — I was an active and eager participant.”
The passage called to mind allegations in the unverified dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that Trump had hired prostitutes in Moscow to pee on a bed once used by then-President Barack Obama.
Although Trump once reportedly visited a night club in Las Vegas known for a simulated golden shower routine, it’s not known if he ever witnessed that specific act, according to the 2018 book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.
Cohen’s excerpt caused #UrineTroubleTrump and other “golden” phrases to trend on Twitter:
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 14, 2020
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 14, 2020
#UrineTroubleTrump is trending. That should piss him off.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) August 14, 2020
When reporters start asking your stupid, lying ass about the Golden Showers in Michael Cohen's book, #UrineTroubleTrump.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 14, 2020
Golden Showers is trending.
Congratulations, Republicans. The party of family values, God and morality.
— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) August 13, 2020
— Hamish Mitchell (@H_MitchellPhoto) August 14, 2020
— Adrienne Young #Resistance (@gentlemindmom) August 14, 2020
The "Golden showers" story was always true.
Multiple people inside Justice Dept told me years ago.
And I find it odd that anyone would doubt that story given Donald Trump's absolute documented HATED for women.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) August 13, 2020
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) August 14, 2020
— Strictly BLM (@christoq) August 14, 2020
Q: What type of people does Trump like best?
— JRehling (@JRehling) August 14, 2020
Checks twitter during conference call.
See's #GoldenShowersTrump is trending.
Backs away slowly.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 14, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.