Another member of Donald Trump’s inner circle admitted on Thursday that he is unable to vote for the GOP frontrunner in New York’s Republican primary contest.
“No, I’m not voting in the primary. I’m a registered Democrat,” Trump’s adviser and lawyer, Michael Cohen, said in an appearance on CNN.
Hosts Kate Bolduan and John Berman seemed shocked by the admission.
“He’s losing votes from his family and the people who work for him,” Berman said.
Trump’s children, Eric and Ivanka, both conceded this week that they would be unable to support their father in Tuesday’s closed primary because they didn’t register as Republicans in time.
The GOP frontrunner said his kids felt “very guilty” for the oversight, but Cohen seemed unconcerned about the optics of Trump losing votes from his closest confidants.
“Don’t worry about Mr. Trump,” Cohen said on CNN. “He’s around 50-plus percent in New York. This is his hometown.”
Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Short suggested on Twitter that Trump’s surrogates had no standing to attack the organization, given that several of them are not registered Republicans.
Cohen is employed by the Trump Organization, not the presidential campaign, but frequently makes cable news appearances defending Trump’s candidacy. In Thursday’s interview, he attacked RNC chair Reince Priebus for doing a “terrible job” of unifying the party.
— Ben Ferguson (@benfergusonshow) April 14, 2016
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) April 14, 2016