President Trump lashed out on Twitter at New York Times star reporter Maggie Haberman Saturday after she reported that he has treated Michael Cohen poorly — and the lawyer is likely to cooperate with prosecutors as a result.
Trump dismissed the perennial prize-winner Haberman as “third-rate” and claimed he “doesn’t talk to her,” even though he once granted her an exclusive White House sit-down interview.
The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will “flip.” They use….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
Haberman along with other scribes reported that Trump has long showed disdain for Cohen and often humiliates him in front of other officials and friends.
The most shocking quote in the piece comes from GOP operative and Trump ally Roger Stone.
“Donald treats Michael Cohen like a piece of garbage,” Stone told the paper.
Cohen is now facing a serious criminal investigation and may have to decide between spending a long stint in prison or turning on his longtime boss and supposed friend.
Haberman, who was named to the Forward 50 last year, defended her reporting on Twitter but graciously did not respond to Trump’s insults.
Trump also blasted ex-aide Sam Nunberg, who was also quoted in the story suggesting that Trump regularly trashed Cohen.
Dave Goldiner is the Forward’s director of digital media. Dave is a veteran journalist who has spent two decades working at newspapers in the United States and Africa. A native New Yorker, Goldiner wrote for the New York Daily News, where he covered some of the biggest stories of our time, including the attacks of September 11, along with thousands of stories of hope and heartbreak. He also studied and worked in Southern Africa and has written for publications in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He holds masters degrees in journalism and public administration from Columbia University. Dave can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @davegoldiner
Trump Rages At ‘Third-Rate’ Reporter Maggie Haberman