Details of what Cohen plans to say in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform emerged late Tuesday, and it was not a good look for the president, who Cohen will reportedly accuse of being “racist” and a “cheat.”
Trump, who is currently in Vietnam ahead of his planned summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, attempted to draw attention away from Cohen with a series of tweets. He began by praising “thriving” Vietnam and ignored Cohen’s comments about how he escaped the draft during the war:
Trump then threw the focus on former President Barack Obama’s stance on North Korea:
He later retweeted two of his own posts from Tuesday, in which he painted Democrats as baby killers following the Senate’s blocking of a GOP anti-abortion bill.
Trump also retweeted his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump clarifying her position on comments made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) about the minimum wage.
He attacked Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) about his misleading claims about fighting in the Vietnam War:
He also tried to cast doubt on Cohen’s character:
Trump then hyped up a reported investment in Michigan:
And called out the “false reporting” on “my intentions with respect to North Korea.”
This is a developing story and will be updated with more of Trump’s distractions as they happen.