“Then why is he pleading the Fifth?” co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked.

“Because he’s got other things. He’s got businesses. And from what I understand, they’re looking at his businesses,” Trump responded. “I have nothing to do with his business, I can tell you.”


Yeah, that’s not why Cohen is pleading the Fifth—a point that Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, made during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday.

“Another gift from the heavens in this case,” Avenatti said. “It’s a hugely damaging admission by the president.”


Can you hear that noise? It’s the collective sound of heads in the White House exploding at Trump’s admission that Cohen was acting on his behalf. God bless the inability of Trump’s aides to keep him away from phones.