Michael Cohen – special counsel, lawyer and spokesperson for property mogul and Republican Party presidential candidate, Donald Trump – has launched a series of vulgar threats at Daily Beast reporter, Tim Mak.
Cohen’s ludicrous remarks falsely claim that it is within the parameters of the law for a husband to rape his wife in the state of New York.
These latest remarks continue to blaze a trail of controversial and hate-fuelled propaganda that Trump’s campaign seems to be centered around, a trail that already includes his labelling of Mexicans as ‘rapists’ and attempts to close the United States’ border from the ‘Ebola infected world’.
The Daily Beast reported details acquired from a Trump biographer stating that the billionaire forced himself on then wife Ivana as revenge over a failed scalp reduction surgery she prompted him to undergo.
In response to this article, Cohen issued a tirade of abusive and defamatory remarks to its writer, Tim Mak.
His threats include “What I am going to do to you is going to be f****** disgusting. You understand me? … I’m going to mess your life up”.
In his attacks on Mak, Cohen eventually criticised the journalist’s legal knowledge, asserting (falsely) that “by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse … That’s very clear case law”.
Marital rape was made illegal in New York in 1984, five years before Ivana said Trump raped her.
In one of the most documented responses to Trump’s previous remarks regarding Mexican immigrants being ‘rapists’, artist Fernando Sosa created 3-D printed Donald Trump butt-plugs. Sosa, himself a United States citizen who was raised in Mexico, caused quite a stir with his plugs that promise “a coarse finish and a delicate feel”.
Backlash against the latest remarks to exit the Trump camp have been severe, with many on the Twitterverse once again reacting with shock to Cohen’s comments: