Michael Cohen is making headlines again, this time for what he said about his future with Donald Trump.
Now that Cohen has served his three-year jail sentence for fraud and campaign finance crimes, the former attorney and “fixer” is ready to take Trump to court. That, and Cohen has made it obvious that he does not support Trump running for president in 2024. Cohen stated back in September 2021 that Trump’s insatiable need for attention is one reason he continues to flaunt this disingenuous 2024 run. The other is he’s making more money doing that than anything he has ever done before,” while also adding, “He cannot stomach the notion of being a two-time loser, but he will continue to grift until the very last second.”
As if that weren’t enough, Cohen has hinted that another former Trump confidante may run against him in 2024. That is, assuming Trump decides to officially enter the race.
Cohen stated during an episode of his “Mea Culpa” podcast that Chris Christie is seriously considering running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. Christie was even spotted by Cohen at Manhattan hotspot Fresco by Scotto, according to Cohen. Cohen, when asked about Christie’s presidential ambitions, stated, “He’s going to run, by the way, for president. I guarantee that one. He already told me that he’s considering, very strongly, about this run especially if Trump decides to stay into the race,” and added that there’s “no love between Trump and Christie.”
However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to many, since previous reports revealed that Christie has repeatedly lashed out at Trump, implying that he’s gearing up for a major political showdown with a candidate he previously championed. Christie, who once served as Trump’s top advisor, opened up about his new book, “Republican Rescue,” and whether or not Trump would read it at a comedy performance at the Gridiron Club in November 2021, according to Politico. According to reports, he remarked, “I was a little worried that Donald would be upset when he read [my new book]. But then I remembered: It’s a book; no chance.”
Christie has made his own headlines recently. He contracted COVID-19 and after recovering stated that he was positive that Trump had given him the virus.
Christie was also ridiculed by Democratic strategist Donna Brazile over his claim that his wife pays $29 for toilet paper.
Christie made the assertion on ABC’s This Week during a panel discussion discussing President Joe Biden’s plan.
“Let me give you an example of what normal people really care about,” Christie opined. “I mean, first, they go to the gas station, and as much as the Biden administration is against fossil fuels until further notice we’re going to be using them … So, they go to the gas station and the prices are way too high.”
“I will tell you something,” he continued. “My wife just told me three days ago she walked into the supermarket and she picked up a big pack of toilet paper and she said to me, ‘Do you know how much this cost me today? $29. $29!”
“Was she at Costco?” Brazile asked.
“She wasn’t at the Costco. She was at the supermarket,” Christie explained. “But here’s the thing. Normal people who go out there and they see they’re paying $29 for that. Guess who they’re blaming. They’re blaming Joe Biden.”
“Inflation has been going up for the last three years,” Brazile pointed out. “You’ve got to be smart when you go out and shop today. OK? Whether you’re looking for Jiffy cornbread, which used to be three for a dollar and it went up to 87 cents, or if you’re buying gas. If you buy it in the inner city, it’s 10 cents more than if you go out further out.”
“Is that the Democratic slogan?” Christie interrupted. “We’re going to raise your prices but be smart about it. Run-on that.”
“I’m just telling you my experience of shopping,” Brazile continued. “You’ve got to be a smart shopper.”