Michael Cohen, an executive vice president at the Trump Organization, defended Donald Trump Tuesday, saying his boss wouldn’t be “attracted” to the women who claim to have been assaulted by the GOP presidential nominee, calling their accusations “nonsense.”
“You know, I don’t even want to talk about that,” Cohen said when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked him if he was “uncomfortable” when Trump seemingly suggested his accusers are unattractive. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… I don’t think it’s relevant to the conversation at all.”
In response, Blitzer reminded the Trump operative that it was, in fact, the Republican candidate who raised the issue to begin with, when he said of Jessica Leeds, “Look at her. … I don’t think so,” seeming to knock the accuser for her appearance.
“Well, I think what Mr. Trump is trying to say is that they’re not somebody he would be attracted to and therefore the whole thing is nonsense,” Cohen replied.
Later in the interview, Cohen also seemed to distance himself from Trump’s comments about a potentially “rigged” election, telling the CNN anchor, “I think whoever loses, the concession speech is extremely important” because the country is “very fractured.”
“The concession speech is something that will help to bring America back together as a people, because, you know, we’re much better than that as a country, and we’re much better than that as a people,” he concluded.