Al Sharpton Says His Meeting With Michael Cohen Sends ‘Signal’ to Trump

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton sat down Friday morning with former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.  Now, he’s saying it wasn’t just a meeting between two friends over breakfast.  It was aimed at sending a signal to President Donald Trump.

This morning, Sharpton tweeted out that he has known Cohen for a long time and stressed his past as a Democrat: “I’ve known @MichaelCohen212 for maybe 20 years. He was a Democrat. He used to broker meetings between Trump and I when we were fighting.”

Then, speaking of the meeting on MSNBC, Sharpton said the breakfast meeting was his idea and Cohen was “troubled.”

“I received a text from him saying he wanted to meet,” Sharpton said. “We met at a public restaurant and we spoke for over an hour. He was very troubled and felt in many ways cast wrongly.”

He added: “And I feel he was saying that he had been abandoned by Mr. Trump.”

Sharpton also suggested Cohen was ready to do what was right for him and his family and “he was adamant that he was opposed to things that Mr. Trump was doing.”

Sharpton also suggested the meeting was more than a meeting. It was a signal to Trump.

“Out of all the people he could reach out to, reaching out to me is sending a signal to Mr. Trump and prosecutor,” Sharpton told Ali Velshi.

Watch above, via MSNBC

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