It’s getting harder for even Donald Trump’s hired help to defend his erratic, insane comments. And it turns out, Trump’s latest remarks about President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton being the “founders” of ISIS are harder to explain than anyone expected.
Trump spokesperson and executive vice president of the Trump Organization Michael Cohen found this out the hard way when he want on an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo less than an hour after Trump tried to walk his ISIS “founders” comments back. After Trump had spent the last 24 hours insisting that he meant every word of his ISIS claims, he tweeted that it was all meant to be sarcasm – putting Cohen in the unbelievably difficult position of trying to make sense of it all.
Cuomo challenged Cohen to explain Trump’s comments, and it was soon revealed that Cohen didn’t know what the hell he was supposed to say. With a bewildered look on his face, Cohen said:
“I think the best thing would be if Mr. Trump called in (and) had the conversation with you himself.”
Cuomo jumped in to say that Trump was more than welcome to explain himself “anytime” – which definitely threw Cohen off even more. Cohen repeated:
“I mean, there’s nobody better to answer Mr. Trump than Mr. Trump.”
When Cuomo wondered if Trump’s constant flip-flopping would make him less trustworthy in the minds of voters, Cohen said, “I think you do take him at his word for everything.”
Cuomo reminded him, “But that’s how we got into this situation.” Cohen deflected Cuomo’s questions once again while pointing at an interview with Mayor Rudy Giuliania that Cuomo had conducted yesterday. He said:
“I watched your show yesterday with Mayor (Rudy) Giuliani, and what he was talking about is how the mainstream media wants to pick on every single word. Again, I think Mr. Trump will answer this question better than anybody else.”
You can watch Cohen squirm in his seat below:
— New Day (@NewDay) August 12, 2016
After this segment aired, Trump responded on Twitter the only way he knows how:
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