The past few weeks have thrown one indignity after another at Rudy Giuliani. The feds raiding his home and office, Donald Trump refusing to pay his legal fees, forcing to reduce the size of his personal entourage to cut costs – it’s a lot.
When things were good Giuliani routinely had as many as five people at his side as he moved about Manhattan. But now he’s reduced to roping in the son of his supposed girlfriend, Maria Ryan, as a part-time driver. But things are about to get even direr for the former New York Mayor, according to another former Trump lawyer.
Giuliani never paid to represent Trump in all of those bogus election challenges. But former Trump lawyer and longtime “fixer” Michael Cohen predicted that Trump won’t pay Giuliani “two cents.”
During an appearance on MSNBC on Friday, Cohen told host Joy Reid that Giuliani shouldn’t expect any financial support from the former president.
“He’s going to get stiffed. All right?” Cohen said, adding that Trump “does not pay legal bills.”
“Nor does he learn from his previous mistakes, which is the same exact thing that he did to me,” Trump’s former lawyer added. “He doesn’t care about anyone or anything other than himself.”
Reid on Friday asked Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018, if he was “surprised” that Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor and New York City mayor, “didn’t try to get paid up front.”
“He thought Donald Trump was going to pay him $140,000 a day. He has a better chance of sling-shooting himself to the moon,” Cohen responded while laughing.
“It’s impossible. Donald Trump wouldn’t pay him two cents,” he continued. “His feeling is, it is an honor and a privilege to go to prison for him, to do his dirty work.”
Cohen, who later in the interview called Giuliani “dopey,” said he wanted to “welcome” the fellow ex-personal attorney of Trump to the “under-the-bus club.”