|Donald Trump’s special counsel Michael Cohen out loud to a reporter|
The Daily Beast reported today on Donald Trump’s use of the word “rape” in recent weeks referring to Mexican immigrants. It turns out the Donald has something of a history with the word.
The Daily Beast went back to Trump’s 1990 divorce from his ex-wife Ivana, where she alleged in court documents that he violently assaulted her on one occasion and forced her to have sex invoking the word “rape.”
Michael Cohen, special counsel at The Trump Organization, defended his boss, saying, “You’re talking about the front-runner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.”
“I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,” Cohen said. “So I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me?”
“You write a story that has Mr. Trump’s name in it, with the word rape, and I’m going to mess your life up… for as long as you’re on this frickin’ planet… you’re going to have judgements against you, so much money, you’ll never know how to get out from underneath it,” he added.
Interesting that a lawyer in New York state would be ignorant of the law regarding spousal rape. At one time, there was a so-called “marital rape exemption” to the law, but it was struck down in 1984.
In addition, there were other times when the Donald weighed in on cases of alleged rape over the years. Read the story over at The Daily Beast.
In any case, it’s fascinating that this is who a man running for “president” would dispatch to speak for him.
Is Michael Cohen going to threaten heads of state who may not agree with a (never gonna happen) Trump administration?