May 13, 2021

Michael Cohen cuts anti-Trump attack ad to run during GOP convention – CNBC

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives back at home after being released from prison during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., May 21, 2020.

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Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, slammed his former boss as a liar while appearing in a pro-Democrat group’s attack ad that is set to air during this week’s Republican National Convention.

“For more than a decade, I was President Trump’s right-hand man, fixer and confidant. I was complicit in helping conceal the real Donald Trump. I was part of creating an illusion,” Cohen said in a 99-second video that the group, American Bridge 21st Century, posted on social media just a few hours before the first night of the RNC was set to kick off.

“Later this week, he’s going to stand up and blatantly lie to you,” Cohen said. “I’m here to tell you he can’t be trusted and you shouldn’t believe a word he utters.”

Cohen is set to appear in multiple ads for the progressive super PAC, which is focusing on key swing states as it works to help elect Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

The ads will air digitally starting Monday night and will appear on television starting Wednesday – in time for the final two nights of the GOP convention.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to