During the 2016 election, and again in 2020, countless enemies and haters of former President Donald Trump vowed to leave the country if he was elected, though few, if any, actually made good on such promises.
Similar vows are being uttered once more, this time with regard to the prospect of Trump winning a second term in 2024, including from his disgraced ex-personal attorney Michael Cohen, who has insinuated that his life has been threatened by Trump, Breitbart reported.
Trump-bashing is a lucrative gig
Cohen appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” with host Nicolle Wallace to, in part, promote his anti-Trump book and otherwise bash the former president whom he once worked for until he flipped in 2018 before being imprisoned for tax law violations.
“This is a whole new set of dynamics when it comes to dealing with a man who is legitimately the most powerful person on the planet and a guy who is a narcissistic sociopath who doesn’t care about anyone willing to do anything to protect himself,” Cohen said of Trump.
“I also believe that you’re going to start to see the kids getting in big trouble, and you’ll see Trump throw them under the bus, too, because he just doesn’t care,” the former attorney continued.
“This is a whole new set of dynamics when it comes to dealing with a man who’s… the most powerful person on the planet and the guy is a narcissistic sociopath who doesn’t care about anyone, willing to do anything to protect himself”-@MichaelCohen212 w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/rQB32HohU0
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) October 12, 2022
“No doubt” that Cohen will be “leaving the country”
Asked by Wallace what he thought might happen to him and his family if Trump were to become president again, Cohen replied, “I’m leaving the country. There’s no doubt about it, and I think so many people will have to also.”
“There is an enemies list that Donald has that’s extremely long. It could be like one of those old sacred scrolls that just keep going from like one of those movies, and it’s dangerous because he’s an autocrat wannabe. He looks up to the people like Vladimir Putin,” he continued.
Cohen added of Trump, “He’s managed to so far be able to escape liability, and everyone around him tangentially has been suffering, but I think it is coming to the end, and I think it will come to an end soon.”
Fears that his life will be in danger
Cohen’s talk of fleeing the country in fear for his life if Trump is re-elected, not to mention the tired and overwrought comparisons to Putin’s Russia, were not a one-off remark, but rather was something that he had also said recently in an interview with The Hill.
Asked if he feared for his safety if Trump were president again, Cohen replied, “Yeah, I am,” and added, “Actually, I’m worried for your safety, too, and everybody else in America.”
“My fear is that you’re going to see like what you see in Russia right now,” he asserted. “All of these individuals flying out of windows or mysterious deaths of suicide. Donald has a very long list of — we’ll call it an enemies list — and I’m certain that I am definitively on it.”