it was customary for Trump to screw over business partners
Date: May 20, 2019 11:15PM
He described how it was customary for Trump to screw over business partners.
Q: Well, did he ever ask you to renege on contracts that The Trump Organization had?
COHEN: Some of the things that I did was reach out to individuals, whether it’s law firms or small businesses, and renegotiate contracts after the job was already done, or basically tell them that we just weren’t paying at all, or make them offers of, say, 20 cents on the dollar.
Q: Did you do things at his direction that, as you sit here today, you know were wrong?
COHEN: Well, of course, it’s wrong. I mean, somebody does a job and they put in a bill – many of these folks, you know, lost everything. One gentleman yesterday saw me on television, and he wrote to me in a text message. I could send it to you. And I think he was from Ohio. And he said, you know, I remember for Trump University that I had done — I think it was printing work. I can send it to you. But he had done some work printing for Trump University, and we ended up paying them only 20 cents on the dollar because Trump University had its own issues, and he ended up losing the company.
Q: And in that example, were you involved in doing that?
COHEN: I handled all of that.
Q: Did Donald Trump tell you, go pay 20 cents on the dollar?