📙 Excerpt from Michael Cohen’s book “Disloyal, a memoir”:

RE: White House Correspondents' Dinner, April, 2011

Unknown to the world, only a few hours earlier, Obama had ordered the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, so the fact that the President had such...
📙 Cohen book (cont'd)

...incredible comedic chops was amazing to me.
"Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald," Obama said.
📙 Cohen book (cont'd)

"And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter—like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?
📙 Cohen book (cont'd)

But all kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials & breadth of experience. For example—no seriously, just recently, in an episode of "Celebrity Apprentice"—
📙 Cohen book (cont'd)

...at the steakhouse, the men's cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. And there was a lot of blame to go around. But you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership.
📙 Cohen book (cont'd)

And so, ultimately, you didn't blame Lil Jon or Meatloaf. You fired Gary Busey. And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir. Well handled."
📙 Cohen book (cont'd)

The room exploded with laughter as the celebrities turned to catch a glimpse of the reddening face of Trump. Many in the media have speculated that his animus for Obama came from that night—the humiliation in front of a room of power players—
📙 Cohen book (cont'd)

...and was what made Trump want to run for the presidency. I can tell you with absolute certainty that wasn't true. Not even in the slightest. He hated Obama long before then; the hatred that would animate him in the years to come needed no further fire.
📙 Cohen book (cont'd)

But it did seal Trump's resolve to run, I thought.


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