Michael Cohen Sets The Record Straight On Tom Arnold ‘Encounter’ And Whether POTUS Was Discussed

Scott Morefield | Reporter

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen contended Friday evening via Twitter that his meeting with comedian Tom Arnold on Thursday was just a “chance, public encounter in the hotel lobby” where Arnold had asked him for a “selfie.”

Thursday evening, Arnold tweeted a picture of himself and Cohen with the caption, “I love New York.” He then implied to NBC News that his meeting with Cohen had to do with a show he is working on with Vice about the search for incriminating video footage of President Trump.

“This dude has all the tapes — this dude has everything,” Arnold said. “I say to Michael, ‘Guess what? We’re taking Trump down together,’ and he’s so tired he’s like, ‘OK,’ and his wife is like, ‘OK, f— Trump.’”

Later that day, Arnold backtracked completely via Twitter and an apology statement to NBC’s Emily Fox:

Cohen responded to Arnold’s 180 with a “thank you” for “correcting the record.”

Arnold got ahead of himself, but it’s obvious the comedian wants to see Cohen turn on his former boss.

“Michael Cohen showed up and worked diligently above and beyond and sacrificed and Donald Trump is like I don’t even know who he is. You think Michael doesn’t notice that?” Arnold told NBC. “We’ve been on the other side of the table and now we’re on the same side. It’s on! I hope [Trump] sees the picture of me and Michael Cohen and it haunts his dreams.”

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