George Will on Trump-Cohen audio recording: Trump is a ‘low-life from Queens’

Conservative columnist George Will said that the newly released tape of President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE and his former lawyer discussing a payment tied to a former Playboy model shows that Trump is “a seedy man” and “a low-life from Queens.”

“I’m hearing redundant evidence that Mr. Trump is a seedy man whose incontinent sexual appetite gets him into seedy women,” Will said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Last Word.”

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CNN obtained and aired audio on Tuesday of a secretly recorded conversation between Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, discussing buying the rights to former Playboy model Karen McDougal's story about her alleged affair with Trump.

The Trump campaign had previously denied any knowledge of the deal between McDougal and American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, which purchased the rights to her story but never ran the piece. The former Playboy model sued the publisher over the deal, and the two parties settled earlier this year.

“At the end of the day we have good decent Americans listening to not John Quincy Adams or Roosevelt or Eisenhower, but listening to this low-life from Queens talking about paying off his low-lives from Playboy magazine,” Will said on Tuesday.

He added that he doesn’t believe that Americans are angry at Trump, but rather are “embarrassed” and “sad” over the state of the country.

“And I think at the end of the day embarrassment and sadness are more explosive than anger,” Will added.

The long-time conservative columnist has been highly critical of Trump, announcing in 2016 that he was leaving the Republican Party. He recently urged Americans to vote Republicans out of office in the upcoming midterm elections.