Michael Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer, came under fire for sharing a lingerie photo of his daughter on Twitter.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) May 15, 2017
It’s not as if it’s a sexually explicit photo but the photo itself is not the creepy part of this. The creepy part is that a father would be moved to share that particular photo of his own daughter.
He shared a black and white modelling shot of his daughter, 21-year-old Samantha, with the words: “So proud of my Ivy League daughter… brains and beauty channeling her Edie Sedgwick”.
Minutes later, he found himself branded “Mr Creepypants” by critics on Twitter.
Several of the replies drew angry retaliation from Mr Cohen.
“Most fathers don’t post lingerie shots of their daughters. I guess #Trump must be rubbing off on you,” one tweeter said.
The angry lawyer responded: “Beauty and brains you a-hole! It’s a modeling shot remake from an old Edie Sedgwick photo. #hater”
Does that make it less creepy? I don’t think so.
President Trump once said of his eldest daughter: “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
I scrolled through Cohen’s Twitter feed and it doesn’t look as if posting pictures of his daughter is a routine thing. Something about this photo moved him to share it. Somehow I’m not convinced that it was a passion for photography. Cohen and Trump seem to share a fixation on their daughters that compels them to tell us to look how smoking’ hot she is, dude.
Tossing in “Ivy League” and a mention of her “brains” just seems like a way to provide an out for himself if anyone called him out for being a perv.
“She’s lovely,” tweeted a woman with the handle @kidsistah. “But seriously dude, no cap & gown pics available? Think before you post. If she has got brains, she didn’t get them from you.”
This isn’t the first example of Cohen expressing some rather odd ideas about the nature of family relationships. During Donald Trump’s divorce from Ivana Trump, she made allegations (that she has since walked back) about being raped by Trump. When it came up during the campaign, Cohen argued that legally speaking rape can’t happen inside of marriage.
Mrs. Trump made the claims in court depositions that found their way into the 1993 book “Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump” by Harry Hurt III.
At the time, Mr. Trump dismissed the book as jealous smears of a talentless and ugly person. And Mrs. Trump, in a statement added to the book shortly before publication, said that while she “felt violated” and her husband’s actions that night in 1989 were not “the love and tenderness which he normally exhibited towards me,” she said that “I do not want my [use of the word ‘rape’ in the deposition] to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.”
But in an article posted Monday about the divorce and its rape accusations, Daily Beast reporters Tim Mak and Brandy Zadrozny reported that Mr. Cohen, an attorney, made his claim about the impossibility of marital rape. The Daily Beast also reported that he became abusive and threatened to sue and ruin the reporters personally.
“You’re talking about the front-runner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse,” Mr. Cohen is quoted as saying.“It is true,” Mr. Cohen added. “You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.”
Talk about lacking a moral compass. The “ick” factor of Trump’s inner circle rivals Bill Clinton’s.
Being proud of your beautiful successful daughter is normal. Expressing it in a sexual way is not. These people are not normal.