Donald Trump’s lawyer didn’t realize that marital (or spousal) rape was actually a thing, and made some comments that he needed to apologize for. According to CNN, Michael Cohen issued an apology after saying that “a man cannot rape his wife.” The comment came as a reaction to the rehashed story that the Daily Beast decided to print this week about Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana, claiming that she was raped by Donald.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Ivana Trump quickly backtracked on her words, and said that she felt “violated” by Donald. The statement was made back in 1989 during the couple’s divorce hearing. The public first learned about Ivana’s feelings on the matter in the 1993 book, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump. The story has since gone away, and the Trump’s had moved on… until this week.
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Donald Trump’s lawyer’s marital rape comment was quickly remedied by Trump’s campaign staff, and it was made known that Mr. Cohen’s comment was not coming from Donald Trump, and that the campaign had been “distancing itself” from Cohen.
“Mr. Trump didn’t know of his comments but disagrees with them,” said Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
You can read Cohen’s apology below.
“As an attorney, husband and father there are many injustices that offend me but nothing more than charges of rape or racism. They hit me at my core. Rarely am I surprised by the press, but the gall of this particular reporter to make such a reprehensible and false allegation against Mr. Trump truly stunned me. In my moment of shock and anger, I made an inarticulate comment – which I do not believe — and which I apologize for entirely.”
Donald Trump’s lawyer’s marital rape comment came from a place of anger according to The Donald himself, who sat down for an interview with CNN on Tuesday night. According to The Times Of India, Trump made it clear that Cohen was speaking for himself, and also slammed the Daily Beast saying the site is “a failing, financially disastrous [website with] nothing going for it.”
“You have to understand, Michael was extremely angry ’cause he knew it never took place, he knew this website was considered a joke,” said Trump.
What do you think of Michael Cohen’s marital/spousal rape comments? Do you think Donald Trump should fire him?
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