According to Michael Cohen
, Donald Trump
's former personal attorney and longtime fixer, the former president
is preparing to throw a family
member under the bus.
Cohen shared a CNN
report claiming that Ivanka Trump
and Jared Kushner
, Trump's daughter and son-in-law and both White House
advisers, were distancing themselves from the former president due to his "constant harping on the past and inability to move on."
In response, Cohen tweeted, "
As #DonaldTrump, @IvankaTrump, and @jaredkushner's relationship deteriorates, you can bet that Donald will throw Jared "under the bus" as the DA's case heats up! Stay tuned, folks...family fireworks are about to be ignited for our viewing pleasure!!! https://t.co/6eiqKh5T5x
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) June 23, 2021
In the midst of multiple ongoing investigations, Cohen previously predicted that Trump would turn on those closest to him, including Kushner.
“I think Donald Trump is going to flip on all of them, including his children
,” Cohen said on MSNBC
in May. “I truly believe that Donald Trump cares only for himself and that he realizes that his goose is cooked.”
He continued, saying,
“He’ll say, ‘Don Jr.
handled that, Ivanka handled that. Melania. Don’t take me. Take Melania.’ That’s just the kind of guy he is.
Cohen worked as Trump's attorney and fixer for years, including during the 2016 presidential campaign, before turning on Trump and cooperating with investigators in 2018.
Cohen eventually pleaded guilty to lying to Congress
and campaign finance
violations for arranging Trump's hush payments to porn star Stormy Daniels
and former Playboy model Karen McDougal
. Although Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison
, he was released last year due to the coronavirus pandemic