Michael Cohen blames Trump for staging rally in Alabama as local COVID emergency has been declared – .

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Michael Cohen blames Trump for staging rally in Alabama as local COVID emergency has been declared – .


Former Donald Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen said on Saturday it was “totally irresponsible” for his ex-boss to hold a rally in Alabama as COVID-19 cases rise there.
“What he tells me about Donald Trump, and what he should tell all Americans, is that it is irresponsible, it is ignorant and worse than that, it is immoral”, a Cohen said Saturday on MSNBC.

Trump’s rally, due in Cullman, Ala. On Saturday night, comes as the state faces a dramatic increase in COVID infections thanks in part to the highly contagious Delta variant and low vaccination rates. Cullman city officials declared a state of emergency on Thursday due to the threat posed by COVID-19.

In his interview with MSNBC, Cohen noted the increase in Covid-19 cases and the shortage of hospital beds in Alabama.

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for then President Donald Trump, speaks to the media before going to jail on May 6, 2019 in New York City. On Saturday, Cohen slammed his former boss for holding a rally in Alabama as COVID-19 cases rose there.
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“And he thinks now is the time to have a super silver spreader rally?” I mean what’s going on in this man’s head?… And here’s the answer: it’s because he doesn’t care about anyone or anything, even the few supporters he has left ”, Cohen added.

The declaration of emergency in Cullman will allow the city to provide additional resources to the city hospital, AL.com reported yesterday. On Wednesday, the Alabama Hospital Association reported that there were no intensive care units available in the state, according to the news site.

Cohen, the longtime former Trump fixer, was sent to federal prison in 2018 after admitting to using Trump campaign funds to reimburse two women who claimed to have had sex with Trump before he did. becomes president.

Now, Cohen is a frequent critic of the former president.

Trump’s office did not immediately respond to Newsweek request for comment Saturday afternoon.

It is not known how many rally tickets were ordered for Saturday’s rally. John Wahl, president of the Alabama Republican Party, told AL.com this week he wouldn’t be surprised if the rally had more than 20,000 participants. He said Trump and the people of Alabama “have a special relationship.”

Trump’s rally isn’t the only big in-person event taking place on Saturday. In New York, the authorities organized a concert which is expected to draw a crowd of 60,000 people. Proof of vaccination is mandatory for anyone over 12 years old.

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