- President Donald Trump reportedly complained to his lawyer, Michael Cohen, about him having breakfast with billionaire Mark Cuban.
- Cuban told The Wall Street Journal that he thinks Cohen makes a show out of eating with him so Trump notices.
President Donald Trump once reportedly called his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to complain about a breakfast the lawyer had with billionaire businessman Mark Cuban, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Cuban told The Journal that he thinks Cohen has made a show of hanging out with him “to piss off Trump when Trump is ignoring him.”
After a video appeared on TMZ showing Cohen and Cuban leaving a breakfast last November at the Time Warner Center, Trump called Cohen to complain, a source with knowledge of the conversation told The Journal.
Cohen sought to assure Trump that he had breakfast with Cuban, who has sparred with the president and been a vocal critic of his policies and presidency at time, “to set him straight.”
“I told him he has to respect the office, to respect you,” Cohen said, according to the Journal. The publication reported that Cohen later told Trump, “Boss I miss you so much. I wish I was down there with you. It’s really hard for me to be here.”
The Journal’s report was an extensive look at Cohen’s life since Trump took office. It comes as he faces a criminal investigation following FBI raids of his home, office, and hotel room earlier this month. He has not been charged with a crime.
Cuban, meanwhile, has teased a presidential bid for more than a year.
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