Michael Cohen, Trump's ex-personal lawyer, has bet $10k that the President will lose the election. Here's the full interview.

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Here at Guesser, the political betting website, we’re delighted, if not a little stunned, to have just got off the phone with Michael Cohen, the ex-personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump and a former vice president of the Trump organization.

And we’re still buzzing from the whole surreal experience! Here's what happened.

Over the weekend, Michael Cohen announced on Twitter that his prediction was a landslide for Joe Biden on November 3rd. Everyone read it... and he has now bet $10,000 that Trump will LOSE the upcoming election.

Given the size of the bet, Michael was naturally shopping around for the best odds, which is how he found us here at guesser.com - it's what we do after all.

But there was a complication - betting big on politics in his home state of New York is not currently possible. So we offered to help with the logistics - he agreed and the rest is history. We fixed it for the fixer!

And what a bet it is. A thumping $10,000 at odds of 1/2 (66%) returning $15k that Trump will be fired by the American people on November 3rd!

Although be in no doubt, this isn’t about the money. This isn’t Cohen looking to pocket a quick $5k, rather this is a very public declaration in putting his money where his very articulate mouth is.

In fact, Michael told us he will be donating the whole kit and caboodle – stake and winnings - $15,000 to charity: the American Civil Liberties Union, a cause very close to his heart.

“I can’t wait for Trump to lose and as soon as the American public hands him his ass, I’m going to hand over a cheque for $15,000 to the ACLU.”

Michael Cohen was kind enough to share a few of his other thoughts about Donald Trump and what could be the most turbulent election ever in US history – a veritable Trumpageddon, with the spectre of Covid-19, civil unrest and Proud Boy Militia prowling the streets hanging over the country.

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A safe bet?

We started off asking him why betting for Joe Biden to win is a safe bet, is it his positive points or President Trump’s bad behaviour?

“It’s a combination of Joe’s likability versus Trump’s divisiveness, ignorance and arrogance.  Through his mishandling of a multitude of issues including COVID-19, Trump has lost the silent majority in the US; even some in the Mid-West States where he won by double digits in 2016. He will be the loser.
The US now has a citizenry who, at long last, is ready to hand Donald Trump a resounding and humiliating defeat.
During the COVID pandemic Trump’s continual refusal to accept the science demonstrates a real lack of character. Politics and becoming President has brought out the worst of Donald Trump. He’s a showman playing to the audience and a fraud. He’s out for personal gain and will say whatever it takes to win.
Remember Trump was a real estate guy and not the greatest at that. If Trump was a 80’s pop star he’d be Michael Jackson, a man with deep rooted issues but his presence really comes through on stage. He doesn’t have anywhere near Michael Jackson's talent though.”

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Peaceful transition?

We wondered if Trump would really try to prevent a peaceful transition of power, and what about the Constitution...

“He’ll do everything he can to try and cling onto power. He knows if he loses, he’ll be going to prison.
Remember he’s a big admirer of President Putin because he’s rich and runs Russia like it’s his personal company. For years, Trump has been taking themes from dictators all around the world - the Kim Jong-uns, the Erdoğan’s- for years. He admires dictators for christ sake!
For Trump the Constitution is merely a piece of paper - to be interpreted any way he sees beneficial to him.
What I find shocking is the number of good people still standing with Trump despite his racist, sexist, xenophobic, islamobic and anti-Semitic rhetoric.
I promise you this, he’ll go down fighting. Trump has a win at all costs mentality. He’ll fight like a dog. Mark my words, when he loses he’ll challenge the result, dragging it all the way to the Supreme Court - just watch."

Cohen's final take

We asked Michael Cohen about his best-selling memoir ‘Disloyal’, which covers his many years with Trump and gives an insight into the administration you won’t find elsewhere – especially in other supposedly revealing memoirs.

“The take home message is this: understand my book and you will understand him (Trump). In a nutshell…. Donald J. Trump cares for no one or anything other than himself."

Finally, we were interested to hear now what he thought the repercussions for Trump could be after the election.

Trump, his sons, and Jared Kushner, are all destined for bankruptcy and heading prison.

Well, if that ends up happening, you heard it here first!

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