Trump Lawyer: Controversial Social Media Post Was 'Ill-Advised'
Former President Donald Trump's attorney said that Trump's recent social media post attacking Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was "ill-advised."
Lawyer Joe Tacopina noted that he is not Trump's social media adviser.
Tacopina was asked about Trump's post on Truth Social, which included an image of himself holding a baseball bat near an image of Bragg with his hands up.
"Mr. Trump has described District Attorney Alvin Bragg this week as a 'Soros-backed animal,' said he was 'doing the work of anarchists and the devil,' called him a 'degenerate psychopath,' he called him a Soros 'racist in reverse' and 'this is the Gestapo,'" NBC's Meet The Press host Chuck Todd said. "As his lawyer, do you stand by those comments?"
"As his lawyer, I want to dissect this case because it’s a case that shouldn’t be brought and wouldn’t be brought before anyone other than Donald Trump," Tacopina responded. "Let’s be clear about that.
"Does anyone actually think, left, right or in the middle, that anyone else would be prosecuted for making a civil settlement in a hush-money case with personal funds? Of course not," Tacopina said. "No one’s ever been prosecuted for that. You know, the closest we’ve come is John Edwards back in that day where a donor paid $900,000 for his mistress and child to be housed somewhere. That case was ultimately dismissed by the Department of Justice after they couldn’t get a conviction. And that was with a donor."
"The distinction here is so vast, and it’s clear to anyone, again, if you’re a supporter of Donald Trump or don’t like anything about Donald Trump, we should all be concerned as citizens in this country about the weaponization of a prosecutor’s office. And that is what this is," Tacopina added.