Donald Trump once shrugged at the prospect of Melania leaving him over his alleged infidelity, used Ivanka to charm men during business deals, criticized Tiffany’s looks and thought Don Jr. ‘had the worst f***ing judgement’, according to Michael Cohen’s new book.
Cohen claims Trump wasn’t bothered about Melania's reaction to his alleged cheating and acted as though his third marriage was 'just another deal'.
Trump allegedly told Cohen: ‘I can always get another wife. That’s no problem for me, if she wants to go, so be it’.
Other details in the book claim that Trump boasted about using Ivanka as a honey trap to distract businessmen because they ‘can’t think straight when they’re around her’.
He also raged at Don Jr. and threw him out of his office for resurfaced big-game hunting photos and gossiped about Tiffany’s looks with Ivanka.
Donald Trump once shrugged at the prospect of Melania leaving him over his alleged infidelity. Trump allegedly told Cohen: ‘I can always get another wife. That’s no problem for me, if she wants to go, so be it’
Other details in the book claim that Trump boasted about sending in Ivanka to close out business deals, using his eldest daughter as a honey trap to distract businessmen because they ‘can’t think straight when they’re around her’
Cohen worked as Trump’s fixer for more than a decade, once saying he would ‘take a bullet’ for his boss.
But they fell out after Cohen was arrested by the FBI for paying porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money weeks before the 2016 election.
In 2018 Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for campaign finance violations and other crimes but was released early this summer and put on house arrest due to the coronavirus.
In ‘Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump’, Cohen writes that in 2007, sex assault accuser Jill Harth’s ex-husband approached the National Enquirer claiming that she was harassed and sexually assaulted by Trump in 1993.
Cohen got the make up artist to sign a statement saying it was false and made the story go away, but it would re-emerge during his Presidential run.
Cohen was tasked with going to Melania and explaining how Harth and Trump were denying the claims, but he knew he was on shaky ground.
Recounting the conversation, he writes they ‘performed a game of kabuki theater’.
The book says: ‘Each of us was aware of the deception but following an unwritten rule that we wouldn’t acknowledge that reality.
‘All the while I could tell she knew I was lying. But she knew. She knew everything, but she didn’t do what most wives would do and insist on the whole story’.
In 2011 the Stormy Daniels allegations first came on Trump’s radar and Cohen was tasked with making it go away.
He recounts a conversation with Trump when the future President said: ‘I’m sure Melania isn’t going to take this well.
‘Don’t forget I’m married to an Eastern European woman. They don’t play around when it comes to this kind of stuff’.
Once they had silenced Daniels, Trump looked at a picture of her and bemoaned the fact that the producers of The Apprentice, which he was hosting at the time, wouldn't invite her on as a guest.
Trump said: ‘Man, she would have been great for ratings. And great for me’.
Cohen countered: ‘Not if Melania found out’.
Cohen writes that he knew Trump would ‘corner pretty women in his office and forcibly kiss them as they recoiled’.
In 2011 the Stormy Daniels allegations first came on Trump’s radar and Cohen was tasked with making it go away. He recounts a conversation with Trump when the future President said: ‘I’m sure Melania isn’t going to take this well. Don’t forget I’m married to an Eastern European woman. They don’t play around when it comes to this kind of stuff’
He writes that Trump would ‘grab women by the cheeks and pull them towards him and kiss them plum on their lips’.
As Cohen writes: ‘His attitudes came from a different era, more like the Rat Pack of the 1950s and he never took seriously the need to respect women.
‘If he ever got caught cheating and Melania threatened to leave him he wouldn’t be upset or hurt at the loss, and I suspect she knew it. The relationship was just another deal, plain and simple.
‘I can always get another wife’, Trump told me. ‘That’s no problem for me, if she wants to go, so be it’.
The Daniels affair exploded into public when reports explained Cohen’s role in the payments to her.
Cohen writes that he got a phone call from Trump and Melania was put on the line.
He writes: ‘Melania didn’t sound pleased to be on the phone. I knew Mrs Trump well and I could tell instantly from the tone of voice that she had been compelled to participate in the call.
‘As I droned on about the Daniels affair, I was interrupted by the First Lady. ‘I know all of this’, she said curtly. I stopped talking, shaking my head.
‘It was evident to me she didn't’ believe the story or want anything further to do with the transparent lies the President was childishly attempting to tell her via me. As usual with the Trumps when this kind of subject came up the First Lady changed the subject'.
After hanging up a friend who was next to Cohen the whole time asked if he thought Melania believed him. Cohen said: ‘Not a chance’.
Disloyal features eye-popping anecdotes about Trump’s anger towards Don Jr, dating back to the mid 2000s when he oversaw their failed venture into the mortgage market, Trump Mortgage LLC. Trump fumed that ‘Don Jr. has the worst f****** judgement of anyone I have ever met’
Trump was outraged that Don Jr had been fooled into putting E.J. Ridings in charge of the project because he had cast himself as a highly qualified mortgage broker.
In fact he’d only worked three months at Morgan Stanley, the investment bank and had