Michael Cohen, special counsel to Donald Trump, tore into CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Wednesday for their biased and sensationalized coverage of recent campaign staffing updates.
Appearing on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Keilar began her interview saying, “This change, this shake up, is this a sign that Donald Trump–” (RELATED: Trump Shakes Up Campaign; Taps Breitbart News Executive To Run Campaign)
Before Keilar could finish her question, Cohen interrupted arguing, “First of all, I have got to stop you for one second because there is no shake-up. I mean look at the words you use and you blast at the bottom in your banner: shake-up, overhaul, dramatic, desperate measures. There are no desperate measures.”
“You just literally read the memo that you received that Paul Manafort sent out,” Cohen said “Stating he’s not going anywhere. The campaign is on it’s way to victory and yet you use the ridiculous words in order to incite something.”
“Please understand that nobody is buying into this any more,” Cohen said. “It started out, I don’t know if you thought it was funny, but these terms are not indicative of what is going on at the campaign.”
“All that Mr. Trump has done is he as added to the existing group of winners that he hired for the campaign. Which is still hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people less than the number of people at the Clinton campaign. So if Hillary Clinton brought somebody in, are you going to use the terms overhaul, desperate measures?” (RELATED: Meet Trump’s New Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway [VIDEO])
“Yes, no, no, yes, we would,” Keilar replied. (RELATED: Ben Shapiro Explains To CNN’s Brianna Keilar What A ‘Turd Tornado’ Is [VIDEO])
“You haven’t done it once,” Cohen replied. “Because not one person of the 900 people that work for her campaign, not one has left? Not one was promoted or demoted?
“No at the top actually, we have not seen that. And I will tell you Michael that if that happened, we would cover it like that,” Keilar claimed.
“Ahh, you would never hear about it,” Cohen shot back.
“I mean I disagree with you, personally, I covered the Clinton campaign and I would be all over that. That would be a huge story, all of the banners you see right here would be on the television as well,” Keilar claimed.
“Alright, so if there is anyone person that is watching this show today that used to be with the Clinton campaign, please call in,” Cohen replied.
On Wednesday morning, it was announced that Stephen K. Bannon of Breitbart News was the new chief executive officer of the campaign and Kellyanne Conway was named as the new campaign manager.