看看Michael Cohen回忆录就知道疮破人品有多差了

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WCNMLGB
楼主 (未名空间)

A cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man

让Cohen垫付13万给丝桃蜜,最后只还给他5万块

还曾经对Cohen15岁女儿图谋不轨。Cohen都忍了。

普京手里有疮破黑材料一点不奇怪。这厮坏事太多了。

In a crowded field of Trump exposés, only Michael Cohen’s shows how he
corrupts souls
“Disloyal,” by Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, convicted for
finance crimes and perjury, is a rake’s progress of a Trump loyalist
betrayed.
ON THE SHELF
Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump
By Michael Cohen65Skyhorse: 432 pages, $32.506565If you buy books
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whose fees support independent bookstores.
Decades before Michael Cohen rose to fame as Donald Trump’s lawyer-fixer,
he spent summers working for his uncle Morty at the El Caribe, a lively
Brooklyn social club frequented by New York mobsters.
It was there, on a “glorious” sunny afternoon in 1980, as Cohen recounts
in “Disloyal” — his mea culpa memoir of his relationship with Trump —
that he witnessed a drunk patron skinny-dipping in the crowded pool get shot in the rump by a local hood.
“I had been an eyewitness to the whole scene,” he writes. “I had seen the shooter and could identify him, of course.” But after a hard look from
another gangster, Cohen got wise and told the police nothing. His reward was $500, slipped to him in an envelope.
It was a formative moment for the young Cohen, helping explain his later
cult-like fascination with Trump: if you were tough enough and flashed
enough cash you could get away with shooting somebody in broad daylight —
or in the middle of Fifth Avenue.
The lesson would serve him well as he rose from the El Caribe to Trump Tower in Manhattan, where in 1996 he went to work helping Donald Trump chase his every “desire and demand” while imbibing the intoxicating “pleasure of
inflicting harm and exercising raw power.”
Cohen isn’t the first author to recount Donald Trump’s failings as a
businessman, husband and person. His account competes with other books about Trump by his niece, journalist Bob Woodward and others currently flooding
the market. But Cohen is certainly the one closest to his subject, not just a witness but an eager participant in the future president’s many excesses.BOOKS
Review: The most devastating thing about Mary Trump's portrait is her
empathy for Donald Trump
This proximity provides an answer to one of the great mysteries: How does
Trump, for all his flaws, command loyalty, especially from people who know
him best?
“The answer, I was coming to see, included something deeper than the
obvious lure of money and power…. It was physical, emotional, not quite
spiritual, but a deep longing that Trump filled for me,” he writes. “
Around Trump I felt excited, alive, like he possessed the urgent and only
truth, the chance for my salvation and success in life.”
It’s Cohen’s inner life that gives his book its considerable power.
By the time Cohen went to work for him, Trump was shunned by big banks,
making his money mostly by licensing his name and appearing on television.
Cohen was his consigliere, the tough street lawyer whose job, he says, was
stiffing Trump’s business partners and burying his scandals.
He writes that he also encouraged Trump to run for president, first in 2011 and then in 2015, and orchestrated Trump’s now famous ride down the
escalator in Trump Tower’s marbled lobby.
Cohen would eventually pay the same price many wise guys have for years of
unquestioning loyalty to a godfather.
By 2018, he had pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple crimes —
including lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws by making
hush-money payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Trump (
which the president denies).
He would wind up an inmate, called a “rat” by the man he once served. His book was written in Otisville Federal Prison, in upstate New York, on breaks from his job in the sewage treatment plant.
There’s an unstated message in Cohen’s account that each of us is supposed to ponder: Are we all a little like him, possessed of some deep national
neediness (even if only via the adrenaline rush of the latest outrage) for a serially bankrupt golf course operator serially accused of sexual assault? Haven’t we all rightly ended up, metaphorically speaking, in the sewage
treatment plant?
Cohen self-destructive descent into Trumpland foreshadows the country’s, or so his account implies. Trump’s transparent lies and boastful grievances
corrupted some deep part of his soul, as it would those of his voters a
decade later.
Oddly, Cohen says he still cares for Trump “even to this day.” And he
blames himself from beginning to end. His father, a Polish-born Jew who
escaped the Nazis only because he spent World War II in a Russian detention camp, emigrated first to Canada, then to New York, where he set up a
thriving medical practice in the Long Island suburbs.
When his son Michael began imitating the tough guys he saw at the El Caribe, his father wasn’t impressed: “Cut it out, the whole mafia, gangster thing. You’re not one of them. You’ll be a surgeon like me, or a lawyer.”
Cohen did become an attorney, graduating from a Michigan law school he
picked because it was the easiest one to get into. He wasn’t interested in the law as an elevated profession. He wanted to be Bugsy Siegel, Meyer
Lansky or Trump’s pal, Roy Cohn, a “Tough Jew” who practiced law “like a gangster.”
BOOKS
Bolton book tells all about Trump — except what makes him tick
Cohen accumulated personal injury cases that he quickly settled, then
accumulated enough cash to buy New York City taxi “medallions” —
lucrative, leveraged permits that made him a fortune before he was 40. Like his future boss, he left for Manhattan as soon as he could.
By 1996, he was living on the Upper East Side with two kids and his wife,
Laura, the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants from Queens. He also owned
investment properties in several Trump buildings in Manhattan. He was semi-
retired but still “plenty ambitious and very energetic.”
That was when Donald Trump Jr. called, inviting him to a meeting with his
father — a call that “summoned me to my destiny and my downfall.”
What follows is a kind of rake’s progress narrative of his ever-deepening
infatuation with Trump and the dirty deeds he gleefully handled for “the
Boss.” One of his first, Cohen says, was squashing a blackmail attempt by
an ex-husband claiming Trump “forcibly kissed” his wife at Mar-a-Lago; one of the last was paying $130,000 to placate porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election, using his home-equity line of credit.
Believing Trump would repay him the $130,000 in his 2016 year-end bonus,
Cohen received a check for only $50,000. When Trump called the next day, “I wanted to shout at him for treating me with such slimy disrespect, after
all I’d done for him… But I didn’t, of course.”
Cohen moves through his story briskly, including the 2016 campaign — a good thing, because Trump’s behavior has long since lost its capacity to shock. He admits to lying for Trump for years, including in testimony to Congress over a Moscow real estate deal he was secretly pursuing during the 2016
campaign. Now, he insists, his days of lying are over.
He lingers on the psychic toll of his devotion, like the time at the
Bedminster club when Trump ogles an attractive girl in a tennis dress. Cohen summons the courage to tell Trump she is his 15-year-old daughter, he
writes. Instead of offering an apology, the Boss vows that he will soon be
dating her friends.
Year after year, Cohen’s disgusted wife and children urge him to quit the
Trump Organization, but he just buries his qualms and moves on to the next
crisis, desperate for Trump’s approval (and of course the influence it
confers in Manhattan society).
“I knew Trump better than anyone else did,” Cohen writes. “I knew him
better than even his family did, because I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he
revealed who he really was: A cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a
predator, a con man.”
OPINION
An updating list of L.A. Times endorsements in the November 2020 election
When Trump won the White House, Cohen stayed behind in Manhattan, serving as Trump’s personal lawyer and pursuing his own deals on the side. He slept
with a loaded Glock on his nightstand. He was in many ways the ultimate
plugged-in Manhattan lawyer he once dreamed of becoming — until the morning the FBI knocked on his apartment door and it all came crashing down.
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SandersTrump

书对科恩充满了同情,他是整个床铺时代悲剧的缩影。

lubbock12

普京绝对有巨巨黑材料,不然无法解释所发生的这一切。
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srx

巨巨如果下台的话,这些黑料是不是就会放出来了?
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WCNMLGB

疮破如果竞选失败,大概率是会被起诉多项罪名,贪污腐败各种,甚至可能叛国。他的手下人除了直系亲属之外会全部背叛他,反咬一口。

疮破这方面还不如希特勒。

【 在 srx (srx) 的大作中提到: 】
: 巨巨如果下台的话,这些黑料是不是就会放出来了?

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offlimit

COHEN在老流氓竞选总统时(那时老流氓还不是总统)曾经接受电视采访, 当时就感觉他是个专横跋扈十分嚣张流里流气的人, 对他的印象非常不好, 也不奇怪为什么他给老流氓做事。 现在尼玛出来说老流氓是流氓, 早干什么去了, 他也不是个好鸟。
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WCNMLGB

恶棍打手当然也不是啥好东西啊,这个他自己也承认了

好人谁会去给疮破这种人做事啊

【 在 offlimit (nothing) 的大作中提到: 】
: COHEN在老流氓竞选总统时(那时老流氓还不是总统)曾经接受电视采访, 当时就感觉
: 他是个专横跋扈十分嚣张流里流气的人, 对他的印象非常不好, 也不奇怪为什么他给
: 老流氓做事。 现在尼玛出来说老流氓是流氓, 早干什么去了, 他也不是个好鸟。

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idong360

所以这个不是好鸟的写出来的东西你们信不信?

【在 offlimit(nothing)的大作中提到:】
:COHEN在老流氓竞选总统时(那时老流氓还不是总统)曾经接受电视采访, 当时就感觉他是个专横跋扈十分嚣张流里流气的人, 对他的印象非常不好, 也不奇怪为什么他给老流氓做事。 现在尼玛出来说老流氓是流氓, 早干什么去了, 他也不是个好鸟。

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menyaihan

所以小將一定要繼續支持老流氓連任,進一步教育大家民主制度的危害性,反襯土鱉專制獨裁的優越性

【 在 WCNMLGB (CCC) 的大作中提到: 】
: A cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man
: 让Cohen垫付13万给丝桃蜜,最后只还给他5万块
: 还曾经对Cohen15岁女儿图谋不轨。Cohen都忍了。
: 普京手里有疮破黑材料一点不奇怪。这厮坏事太多了。
: In a crowded field of Trump exposés, only Michael Cohen’s shows how he
: corrupts souls
: “Disloyal,” by Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, convicted for
: finance crimes and perjury, is a rake’s progress of a Trump loyalist
: betrayed.
: ON THE SHELF
: ...................

lubbock12

信。污点证人更重要。
【 在 idong360 (bull) 的大作中提到: 】
: 所以这个不是好鸟的写出来的东西你们信不信?
: :COHEN在老流氓竞选总统时(那时老流氓还不是总统)曾经接受电视采访, 当时就感
: 觉他是个专横跋扈十分嚣张流里流气的人, 对他的印象非常不好, 也不奇怪为什么他
: 给老流氓做事。 现在尼玛出来说老流氓是流氓, 早干什么去了, 他也不是个好鸟。

SandersTrump

他是那种仰慕坏人,但本质上其实软弱无力的人。整个床铺嫖妓事件里只有他一人坐牢,说明床铺手下都知道他是最软的柿子。

如今在牢里被牢头揍得真心洗心革面,也未可知

【 在 offlimit (nothing) 的大作中提到: 】
: COHEN在老流氓竞选总统时(那时老流氓还不是总统)曾经接受电视采访, 当时就感觉
: 他是个专横跋扈十分嚣张流里流气的人, 对他的印象非常不好, 也不奇怪为什么他给
: 老流氓做事。 现在尼玛出来说老流氓是流氓, 早干什么去了, 他也不是个好鸟。

SandersTrump

我们在讨论民主,你个廊庑滚回监狱去

【 在 menyaihan (myh) 的大作中提到: 】
: 所以小將一定要繼續支持老流氓連任,進一步教育大家民主制度的危害性,反襯土鱉專
: 制獨裁的優越性

dahuilanga


【 在 idong360 (bull) 的大作中提到: 】
: 所以这个不是好鸟的写出来的东西你们信不信?
: :COHEN在老流氓竞选总统时(那时老流氓还不是总统)曾经接受电视采访, 当时就感
: 觉他是个专横跋扈十分嚣张流里流气的人, 对他的印象非常不好, 也不奇怪为什么他
: 给老流氓做事。 现在尼玛出来说老流氓是流氓, 早干什么去了, 他也不是个好鸟。

我觉得不是信不信的问题,充其量是一家之言。

信不信还是对喝消毒液,6%真死这些客观存在说的。

疮粉连这些都不信,谈无名小卒的一家之言,岂不是贻笑大方。

疮粉必胜,欧耶
dahuilanga


【 在 idong360 (bull) 的大作中提到: 】
: 所以这个不是好鸟的写出来的东西你们信不信?
: :COHEN在老流氓竞选总统时(那时老流氓还不是总统)曾经接受电视采访, 当时就感
: 觉他是个专横跋扈十分嚣张流里流气的人, 对他的印象非常不好, 也不奇怪为什么他
: 给老流氓做事。 现在尼玛出来说老流氓是流氓, 早干什么去了, 他也不是个好鸟。

我觉得不是信不信的问题,充其量是一家之言。

信不信还是对喝消毒液,6%真死这些客观存在说的。

疮粉连这些都不信,谈无名小卒的一家之言,岂不是贻笑大方。

疮粉必胜,欧耶
z
zengerl

关键这种流氓在美国混得开,川普一路开挂,开的金手指就是:撒谎张开就来,毫无心理负担,毫无良知。美国也只有这种张扬、脸皮厚的混得开,就像乱世,只有那种胆子大、不要命、杀人如麻的能生存下去成为人上人;胆小的都被俘虏,要么被杀,要么当奴隶。
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szxp

Agree!

【 在 WCNMLGB (CCC) 的大作中提到: 】
: 恶棍打手当然也不是啥好东西啊,这个他自己也承认了
: 好人谁会去给疮破这种人做事啊

【 在 offlimit (nothing) 的大作中提到: 】
: COHEN在老流氓竞选总统时(那时老流氓还不是总统)曾经接受电视采访, 当时就感觉
: 他是个专横跋扈十分嚣张流里流气的人, 对他的印象非常不好, 也不奇怪为什么他给
: 老流氓做事。 现在尼玛出来说老流氓是流氓, 早干什么去了, 他也不是个好鸟。

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offlimit

人渣滚一边去
【 在 menyaihan (myh) 的大作中提到: 】
: 所以小將一定要繼續支持老流氓連任,進一步教育大家民主制度的危害性,反襯土鱉專
: 制獨裁的優越性

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szxp

疮粉大妈就像疯狗一样,心有余悸。

【 在 dahuilanga (大辉狼啊) 的大作中提到: 】
: 我觉得不是信不信的问题,充其量是一家之言。
: 信不信还是对喝消毒液,6%真死这些客观存在说的。
: 疮粉连这些都不信,谈无名小卒的一家之言,岂不是贻笑大方。
: 疮粉必胜,欧耶

georgebush41

男人不坏,大妈不爱 --黄疮大妈。
Jason6278

黄疮们选疮破就是因为他坏,因为他对华人狠
【 在 zengerl (linz) 的大作中提到: 】
: 关键这种流氓在美国混得开,川普一路开挂,开的金手指就是:撒谎张开就来,毫无心
: 理负担,毫无良知。美国也只有这种张扬、脸皮厚的混得开,就像乱世,只有那种胆子
: 大、不要命、杀人如麻的能生存下去成为人上人;胆小的都被俘虏,要么被杀,要么当
: 奴隶。

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menyaihan

所以小將一定要繼續支持老流氓連任,進一步教育大家民主制度的危害性,反襯土鱉專制獨裁的優越性

【 在 zengerl (linz) 的大作中提到: 】
: 关键这种流氓在美国混得开,川普一路开挂,开的金手指就是:撒谎张开就来,毫无心
: 理负担,毫无良知。美国也只有这种张扬、脸皮厚的混得开,就像乱世,只有那种胆子
: 大、不要命、杀人如麻的能生存下去成为人上人;胆小的都被俘虏,要么被杀,要么当
: 奴隶。

m
menyaihan

獄五要討論民主應該心平氣和,何必如此氣急敗壞?

【 在 SandersTrump (TrumpSanders) 的大作中提到: 】
: 我们在讨论民主,你个廊庑滚回监狱去

m
menyaihan

貴人渣為何如此氣急敗壞?

【 在 offlimit (nothing) 的大作中提到: 】
: 人渣滚一边去

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linyuelegant

这货确实不是什么好人,但是我觉得他应该是世界上最了解川普的人。但话说回来,像川普这种黑白两道通吃的玩家美国有很多,这些人也都有类似cohen的律师,做这种工
作的人在资本主义制度下也有可贵的地方。如果他不背叛川普,川普会像爱惜宠物一样赦免他,不过他也计算好了,背叛川普,可以获得更多的利益。

W
WCNMLGB

不是吧?她之所以背叛疮破,恰恰是因为被疮破抛弃了

【 在 linyuelegant (Linyuelegant) 的大作中提到: 】
: 这货确实不是什么好人,但是我觉得他应该是世界上最了解川普的人。但话说回来,像
: 川普这种黑白两道通吃的玩家美国有很多,这些人也都有类似cohen的律师,做这种工
: 作的人在资本主义制度下也有可贵的地方。如果他不背叛川普,川普会像爱惜宠物一样
: 赦免他,不过他也计算好了,背叛川普,可以获得更多的利益。

Y
YourDad

狗咬狗,看着爽

【 在 WCNMLGB (CCC) 的大作中提到: 】
: A cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man
: 让Cohen垫付13万给丝桃蜜,最后只还给他5万块
: 还曾经对Cohen15岁女儿图谋不轨。Cohen都忍了。
: 普京手里有疮破黑材料一点不奇怪。这厮坏事太多了。
: In a crowded field of Trump exposés, only Michael Cohen’s shows how he
: corrupts souls
: “Disloyal,” by Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, convicted for
: finance crimes and perjury, is a rake’s progress of a Trump loyalist
: betrayed.
: ON THE SHELF
: ...................

n
netwt

五毛说一个人坏,你觉得那个人是好还是坏?
n
nwleaf

再差,还能比过老毛?

【 在 WCNMLGB (CCC) 的大作中提到: 】
: A cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man
: 让Cohen垫付13万给丝桃蜜,最后只还给他5万块
: 还曾经对Cohen15岁女儿图谋不轨。Cohen都忍了。
: 普京手里有疮破黑材料一点不奇怪。这厮坏事太多了。
: In a crowded field of Trump exposés, only Michael Cohen’s shows how he
: corrupts souls
: “Disloyal,” by Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, convicted for
: finance crimes and perjury, is a rake’s progress of a Trump loyalist
: betrayed.
: ON THE SHELF
: ...................

a
acrofred

床铺我觉得还是一时现象,下个川普可能再得隔几十年