Report: Trump Said He Wanted To Have Sex With Cohen’s Daughter When She Was 15
Vanity Fair published an interview on Friday with the daughter of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney and “fixer” whose new book Disloyal is out this week, that includes an incident detailed in the book about Trump suggesting he wanted to have sex with Samantha Cohen when she was just 15 years old.
Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox writes of the exchange, which took place in 2012:
That summer day felt like all the others before it, standing alongside Trump outside the pool area, discussing what Cohen writes was “some pressing business matter, like the size of the breasts of a woman sunbathing on a lounge chair.” Somehow Trump’s attention was diverted to another skirt walking off a tennis court. “Look at that piece of ass,” Cohen recalls Trump saying, as he whistled and pointed. “I would love some of that.” It so happened that Trump was referring to Cohen’s then 15-year-old daughter, Samantha.
Cohen informed Trump of his mistake. “That’s your daughter?” Trump responded. “When did she get so hot?” When Samantha reached her dad, Trump asked her for a kiss on the cheek, before inquiring, “When did you get such a beautiful figure?” and warning her that in a few years, he would be dating one of her friends.
Cohen wrote in his book that Samantha wanted him to quit working for Trump, not because of his comments about her appearance but because of the way he belittled and demeaned her father.
“She was 15 years old and she saw Trump much more clearly than I could,” he writes. “Samantha said she was sick and tired of the way Trump demeaned and degraded me, as if he needed to keep me in my place.… This was part of his cult-leader persona—his slow, incremental, relentless way of saying nasty things to me about my abilities and intelligence, things that weren’t true, until some part of me started to believe them.”
Samantha, now 24 and a straight-talking, steely graduate of the University of Pennsylvania like Trump’s own daughters, told me that she believes her dad had a sort of Stockholm syndrome.