Before his home, hotel and office were raided by federal investigators, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer had some high-profile political aspirations in his hometown of New York City.
Namely, he wanted to run it.
According to Axios sources who witnessed the conversations, Cohen told a group of people on election night that he “already” had the political “bug” and that Trump’s election was the “beginning of a dynasty.”
“Nobody’s going to fuck with us. I think I’m going to run for mayor,” he reportedly told his friends while celebrating at Manhattan’s 6th Avenue Hilton Hotel.
Later that evening, as Cohen was leaving a victory party at that hotel, a person in the crowd yelled “Cohen for mayor!”
Cohen subtly responded to the encouragement by first-pumping, according to Axios.
When asked about his mayoral ambitions on Sunday, Cohen told Axios that he’s a fan of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“Despite many friends suggesting that I run for mayor… I obviously chose not to,” he said. “Additionally, I believe that Mayor de Blasio is doing a fine job for our city.”