Last month, erstwhile attorney and confidante to former Republican President Donald Trump told MSNBC's Joy Reid that if and when the flood of Trump's legal and criminal challenges finally engulf him, he will flip on his family and throw them under the bus to save himself.
And now he says he knows who will be first in line.
Following a new report detailing the Trump family's internal conflicts, Cohen tweeted an explosive prediction about the Trumps' forthcoming "family fireworks."
As #DonaldTrump @IvankaTrump and @jaredkushner’s relationship strain, you can bet that Donald will throw Jared “und… https://t.co/XvJiqLTySL— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen) 1624451577.0
In his tweet, Cohen claimed that the relationship between Trump and his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, is rapidly fraying, prompting him to hurl Kushner under the bus tires first in a bid to save himself from legal repercussions.
Cohen included in his tweet a CNN report which details how Ivanka Trump and Kushner have been actively "distancing themselves" from Trump since his 2020 election loss.
According to CNN:
"...[T]he gap between Trump [Ivanka Trump and Kushner] grows wider by the week... A large part of the reason for the separation is Trump's constant harping on the past and his inability to move on."
And when it comes to Kushner, one of Trump's closest advisors during his presidency, CNN's reporting seems to bear out Cohen's prediction.
"The former President has also started to question the role that Kushner -- one of the few people who were able to stay close to Trump throughout his two presidential campaigns and White House tenure -- has played in his presidential legacy."
Trump is currently the defendant in multiple civil cases, which threaten to ruin him financially.
But the most serious threat he faces is in the Southern District of New York, where state Attorney General Letitia James transitioned a previous civil case into a criminal inquiry in May. A Grand Jury was convened later that month by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. to hear the evidence in the case. If he were to be convicted, he would likely face a prison sentence.
If anyone should know how things will shake out once the walls close in on Trump, it's Cohen--it was his testimony to Congress about Trump's alleged financial crimes which prompted Attorney General James to open the original civil case in 2019.
On Twitter, Cohen's prediction naturally caused quite a stir--and a fair amount of salivating for it to come to fruition.
Everything Michael predicted happened. Could this be what's next? https://t.co/uU1lJMyGqS— Joyce Ann (@Joyce Ann) 1624535405.0
Hell, He'll throw IVANKA under the bus, in the end, as the FBI is pounding on his door to deliver him to justice.… https://t.co/6ubPsnHzCg— James Ellsworth PhD (@James Ellsworth PhD) 1624470675.0
@MichaelCohen212 @UROCKlive1 @IvankaTrump @jaredkushner So, its like they're stepping back from the bloated orange… https://t.co/TgvmKaQKlL— Blackened Merlin (@Blackened Merlin) 1624487443.0
Does anyone know which sparkling wine pairs well with gourmet popcorn? I'm stocking up for July. 🍾🎉 https://t.co/ugMYx873A0— Kathie Juengling 🌊 (@Kathie Juengling 🌊) 1624470779.0
@MichaelCohen212 @BaddCompani @IvankaTrump @jaredkushner Somehow I think my little retired life is actually the ric… https://t.co/gVXydOYI7w— Meg Anne (be kind, wear a mask) (@Meg Anne (be kind, wear a mask)) 1624468803.0
@MichaelCohen212 @IvankaTrump @jaredkushner When the pickins' are sparse they turn on each other... https://t.co/a4enUfLrBj— joebarton1238 --(formerly Students for Democracy) (@joebarton1238 --(formerly Students for Democracy)) 1624500353.0
@MichaelCohen212 @IvankaTrump @jaredkushner They couldn’t wait to be part of the government, use it, abuse it, chea… https://t.co/gG117l2yvr— cataguases (@cataguases) 1624461291.0
And talking about Michael Cohen knowing the Trumps.. There is gonna be a family feud. You could call it even a foo… https://t.co/h5EOJaBxhv— Tomi Ahonen Still Not Disbarred Today (@Tomi Ahonen Still Not Disbarred Today) 1624467238.0
@MichaelCohen212 @IvankaTrump @jaredkushner @jaredkushner (haunted Victorian mannequin) won't do well in prison 🤣😂🤣— billie h (Floridian, but not like them 🤦) (@billie h (Floridian, but not like them 🤦)) 1624451726.0
Kushner is heavily implicated in many of the allegations against Trump, including a money laundering scheme that also implicates Eric Trump's wife Lara Trump and a nephew of former Republican Vice President Mike Pence.