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 TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment 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.

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“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 JordanRep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump Rep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump House panel advances bill to create cybersecurity standards for government IT devices 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."