Al Sharpton told MSNBC’s Ali Velshi about his meeting with Michael Cohen, the former lawyer of President Donald Trump, on the day that it was leaked that he had record tapes of Trump talking about payments to a Playboy model. . .
In the interview on MSNBC, Sharpton said that he had known Cohen for a long time because he had often reached out to Donald Trump about civil rights issues before he became president.
“I had happened to run into him several weeks ago,” Sharpton explained, “we just spoke to each other, because I’ve known him down through the years, whenever we’ve had differences with Mr. Trump on social justice issues and have different, I would say combative kind of meetings, Michael Cohen who was the one who would arrange the meeting, he was the one who would try to get all sides together. Usually unsuccessfully, but he always was a straight honest kind of person.” . . .
“He was very very adamant that he was opposed to some of the things Mr. Trump was doing,” he added, “like attacking the media, he felt that that was wrong. And it was a very very serious Michael Cohen that I met with this morning, about he was in a situation he feels, he was unfairly thrust upon.”
Sharpton said that the very fact that Cohen could have met with countless other people but reached out to him was a signal to President Trump. He also said that Cohen wanted to make it clear that he was acting independently from the president, and that he wanted to do the right thing for the country and for his family. (Read more from “Here’s the Weird Reason Michael Cohen Asked to Have a Meeting With Al Sharpton” HERE)