On Election Night, Cohen Told Friends He Wanted To Be Mayor Of New York City

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, Michael Cohen, an attorney for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives in Trump Tower in New York. Cohen fired back at critics on Twitter on May 14, 2017, after he posted a picture of his daughter wearing lingerie. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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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.”

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