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Trump calls Cohen 'very weak' in wake of former lawyer's new guilty plea

Posted November 29, 2018 10:52 a.m. EST

— President Donald Trump reacted to the news that Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress about the Russia investigation, calling his former lawyer "very weak."

"He's a weak person," Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn before departing for Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"He was convicted with a fairly long-term sentence with things unrelated to the Trump Organization," Trump said, citing Cohen's legal issues with mortgages and the IRS.

Trump speculated that "what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence."