Trump’s sons during Cohen testimony: He was ‘lobbying everyone’ for White House job

Trump’s sons during Cohen testimony: He was ‘lobbying everyone’ for White House job
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE's adult sons pushed back on testimony from former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen on Wednesday, arguing that Cohen had been “lobbying everyone” for a White House job despite his testimony.

Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpHillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech Lara Trump: Twitter no longer 'a platform for free speech' MORE and Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpSouth Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Trump Jr. knocks CNN's Chris Cuomo over interview with father: 'I'm not pretending to be a journalist' MORE weighed in on Twitter as Cohen appeared before the House Oversight and Reform Committee and testified that he did not want to have a job in the Trump administration after his former boss won the election.


“Michael was lobbying EVERYONE to be ‘Chief of Staff.’ It was the biggest joke in the campaign and around the office. Did he just perjure himself again?” Eric Trump tweeted.

Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, echoed his brother’s tweet, saying he “nailed it.”

“It really was the biggest joke of the entire transition. The beginning of his bitterness was when he realized that was never going to happen,” Trump Jr. wrote.

The two brothers currently serve as the executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization.

Cohen served as President Trump's lawyer and personal "fixer" for more than 10 years, previously working within the Trump Organization.

Their relationship soured last year, however, when Cohen implicated the president in a plan to pay off two women before the 2016 election who alleged affairs with Trump. The president has denied wrongdoing.

During his congressional hearing, Oversight and Reform ranking member Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence Nadler: Barr dealings with Berman came 'awfully close to bribery' MORE (R-Ohio) questioned if Cohen was only testifying against Trump as payback for not receiving a coveted White House position.

“You wanted to work for the White House, but you didn’t get brought to the dance,” Jordan said.

“I didn’t want to go to the White House,” Cohen said, explaining that he was “offered jobs” but declined them. 

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

Trump Jr. asserted on Twitter that Cohen’s testimony was about a desire for fame.

“And that’s what all this is about. Cohen just wants to be famous. He always wanted his own TV show and the limelight and when he couldn’t get it one way he had to try another,” the president’s eldest son tweeted.

Cohen said that he was testifying in an attempt to help "this country understand our president better."