Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump

Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump is Cohen’s account of the decade he spent at Trump’s side. Having spent more than a decade cheating, lying, and covering up for Trump in his role as the president’s personal lawyer and fixer, Cohen promises that he will provide a portrait of “the real, real Donald Trump—the man very, very, very few people know.”

In the foreword to his tell-all memoir, Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump, Cohen claims that he had unique access to Mr. Trump, a man with “no true friends,” who trusted Cohen so much that his cellphone contacts were synced with his own.

Trump, according to Cohen, is a cheat, liar, fraud, bully, racist and predator. “I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man,” Cohen writes, claiming he has gained from those experiences a singular understanding of the president.

“I was in and out of Trump’s office on the 26th floor of the Trump Tower as many as 50 times a day, tending to his every demand,” he writes. Cohen claims that for many people trying to the president, “when I spoke to them, it was as good as if they were talking directly to Trump.”

Amid the lying, cheating, and cover-ups, Cohen acknowledges that Trump has dark gifts – these include charisma, talent, and pure ruthless ambition, plus what he calls an innate ability to tap into voters’ deep fears and prejudices and to exploit them for his own benefit. Trump, he says, lives constantly in the present, thinking nothing of the consequences of his actions. 

Over the book’s 400+ pages, Cohen rips through dozens of incidents, ranging from Trump making racist remarks, to allegedly cheating mom-and-pop vendors for services rendered at Trump properties, to the payoff that Trump made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 presidential election – which was made via Cohen. 

Cohen also goes into detail on what he describes as the president’s idolization of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he says Trump venerates because of his immense personal wealth and his control of his country.

Amid the cheating, lying, and cover-ups, Cohen acknowledges that Trump has dark gifts. These include charisma, talent, and pure ruthless ambition, plus what he calls an innate ability to tap into voters’ deep fears and prejudices, and exploiting them for his own benefit. 

Cohen says he began writing Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump from prison where he was sentenced after pleading guilty in 2018 to lying to Congress and for tax evasion, financial crimes, and campaign finance violations involving hush-money payments paid off to women who have said that they had sexual relationships with Trump. 

Cohen was released earlier this year and was placed on home confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After his initial release, the Federal Bureau of Prisons returned him to prison, saying he had refused the conditions of his release. In July, a federal judge ordered him back to home confinement, finding that it was retribution for Cohen’s plans to publish his book.

Official Book Summary

This book almost didn’t see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.

The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal Advisor—The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the Oval Office

Once Donald Trump’s fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried.

This is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century. As Trump’s lawyer and “fixer,” Cohen not only witnessed firsthand but was also an active participant in the inner workings of Trump’s business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration.

This is a story that you have not read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decade—not a few months or even a couple of years—could know. Cohen describes Trump’s racist rants against President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Black and Hispanic people in general, as well as the cruelty, humiliation, and abuse he leveled at family and staff. Whether he’s exposing the fact that Trump engaged in tax fraud by inflating his wealth or electronic fraud by rigging an online survey, or outing Trump’s Neanderthal views towards women or his hush-money payments to clandestine lovers, Cohen pulls no punches.

He shows Trump’s relentless willingness to lie, exaggerate, mislead, or manipulate. Trump emerges as a man without a soul—a man who courts evangelicals and then trashes them, panders to the common man, but then rips off small business owners, a con man who will do or say absolutely anything to win, regardless of the cost to his family, his associates, or his country.

At the heart of Disloyal, we see how Cohen came under the spell of his charismatic “Boss” and, as a result, lost all sense of his moral compass.

The real “real” Donald Trump who permeates these pages—the racist, sexist, homophobic, lying, cheating President—will be discussed, written about, and analyzed for years to come.

The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal Advisor—The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the Oval Office

Once Donald Trump’s fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried.

This is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century. As Trump’s lawyer and “fixer,” Cohen not only witnessed firsthand but was also an active participant in the inner workings of Trump’s business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration.

This is a story that you have not read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decade—not a few months or even a couple of years—could know. Cohen describes Trump’s racist rants against President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Black and Hispanic people in general, as well as the cruelty, humiliation, and abuse he leveled at family and staff. Whether he’s exposing the fact that Trump engaged in tax fraud by inflating his wealth or electronic fraud by rigging an online survey, or outing Trump’s Neanderthal views towards women or his hush-money payments to clandestine lovers, Cohen pulls no punches.

He shows Trump’s relentless willingness to lie, exaggerate, mislead, or manipulate. Trump emerges as a man without a soul—a man who courts evangelicals and then trashes them, panders to the common man, but then rips off small business owners, a con man who will do or say absolutely anything to win, regardless of the cost to his family, his associates, or his country.

At the heart of Disloyal, we see how Cohen came under the spell of his charismatic “Boss” and, as a result, lost all sense of his moral compass.

The real “real” Donald Trump who permeates these pages—the racist, sexist, homophobic, lying, cheating President—will be discussed, written about, and analyzed for years to come.

Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump Book Review

Here are some reviews from readers.

“Wow. Reading this magnifies and substantiated all that you think you know. How anyone could vote for Trump again is beyond belief…” – Joyce Schiff

“In my opinion, all Americans need to read this testament from Trump’s former right hand “dirty” man before voting in this year’s election. This is sickening. If any of you know what it’s like to live with a covert narcissist, you’ll likely feel the same sick feeling when you read this.” – Jennifer Blau

“Entertaining, not well written however. I gave it a three. Mr. Cohen gives a vivid account from his point of view of how Donald Trump operates. I am inclined to believe him, but I don’t think Cohen is repentant for what he did as Trump’s lackey. I believe that Mr. Trump is all Cohen says and more and it didn’t really shock me at all. I just find it appalling that Trump has gotten away with all of his crimes so far. It isn’t a good thing to read if you plan to vote for him in November. It also makes me pray harder that Trump will lose in November. I know that isn’t a wonderful thing to say in this political climate, but I would think twice before voting for a second term for Donald Trump.” – Wendy H. Stevens

“In many respects this book is frightening as it’s an unvarnished account by Trump’s “fixer” so it’s a true insider account. For me, it’s also a metaphor for the evils of greed, power and wealth. Trump is a manipulative con man who must win at all costs. He has no moral scruples and uses people to get what he wants. He doesn’t value friendship and has no integrity. He really just lies and cheats and is extremely cheap. He massively inflated his wealth. He’s also a disgusting racist and sexist. Obviously, I knew all this before reading this book as the world also knows this about Trump. What’s different about this book is that Michael Cohen lived and breathed Trump working for him in Trump Organization, 2016 campaign and then his personal lawyer once Trump became President. That gave Cohen unprecedented access and frankly I find all the conversations and stories he told about Trump and family to be entirely true. Cohen enabled Trump’s disgusting behavior for years so he’s no angel. However, he served his time in prison and I would like to believe he’s sincere in admitting he regrets his behavior.” – Maureen Sepulveda


“The author admits throughout the book that there were times he lied, not for himself, but to further the ambitions of his former client. I found Cohen’s memoir of his long-time relationship to the current occupant of the White House to be very readable and believable. I remember seeing Cohen on the news with his family when he was being sentenced. I thought they looked like nice people. Reading the book only enforced that. I’ve seen him on The Rachel Maddow Show and Politics Nation recently and consider him totally believable when he warns of Trump’s further ambitions. There were lots of things covered in the book that I had no idea about. I don’t live on 5th Avenue and I don’t remember ever watching The Apprentice (I’m sure I probably saw it a few times. If I did, I don’t remember. I’m much more a RuPaul’s Drag Race kind of gal). I believe Cohen probably knows Donald Trump better than almost anyone and I hope people read his book – it’s good – and heed his current warnings about trying to rid ourselves of our current parasitic president. With the way politics are currently and with the presidential election around the corner, if you lean Left, you’ll probably like this book; if you lean to the Right, perhaps you’ll ignore or dismiss it. Hell, you probably won’t even read my review of it! I found Disloyal to be very interesting, credible and a real page-turner.” – Dollie

Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of...

Michael Cohen

Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of…
$18.78
  • Hardcover Book
  • Cohen, Michael (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 432 Pages – 09/08/2020 (Publication Date) – Skyhorse (Publisher)

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