Trump has Thursday morning Twitter meltdown over ‘fake news’ from Michael Cohen


Based on postings he made Thursday morning on Twitter, President Donald Trump is clearly upset with reports that his former attorney, Michael Cohen, made numerous payoffs on his behalf to women Trump had extramarital affairs with.

Resorting to his old reliable “fake news” epithet, the president took to Twitter and tried to rewrite history:

 Looks like it’s time for a fact-check:

  • A payoff during a campaign that was used for any purpose can be considered a contribution.
  • Paying off someone to influence a campaign is a violation of federal law.
  • There’s nothing “fake” about the allegations made by Cohen, who has produced the canceled checks used to reimburse him for hush money he gave to adult film actress Stormy Daniels on behalf of Trump.

Twitter provided its own automatic response to Trump’s assertion:

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