- Former Trump ‘fixer’ furiously confronted woman who tore up leaflets
- She responded by bringing up her legal issues and saying “you should be in jail.”
- This is the latest in a series of hostile exchanges over Israeli hostage planes
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Donald Trump’s former ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen confronted a woman tearing up missing persons flyers of Israeli hostages in a furious exchange.
The former lawyer, 57, confronted the woman Friday on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, snapping, “What’s wrong with you?”
The woman, dressed in a beige overcoat and sunglasses, responded, referring to Cohen’s legal troubles: “It’s illegal.” Light it yourself, monster. You should be in jail.
This comes as a number of hostile interactions have arisen across America, involving people tearing down flyers from hostages in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
As the confrontation with Cohen continued, the woman brought up her previous conviction before another bystander appeared to defend him.
When the woman repeats “you should be in prison,” the bystander quickly interjects: “No, you shouldn’t…you’ve served your time and thank God.”
“You bring a lot of money to our government because you are illegal,” the woman continued. ‘You’re a liar.’
When Cohen, whose father was a Holocaust survivor, demanded to know the woman’s name, she appeared to confuse him with hedge fund billionaire and Mets owner Steve Cohen in her sarcastic response.
“Steve Cohen and I should be back in jail because I’m a piece of shit,” she said.
Following the heated interaction, Cohen told the New York Post that he was trying to hold the woman accountable for her decision.
“As I was walking down Park Avenue at the corner of 61st Street, I was shocked to see this racist, anti-Semitic curmudgeon tear the face off the missing child poster and laugh about it,” he said. declared.
“There is no place for people like her in a civilized society.”
In a follow-up tweet, he joked that the “piece of shit” should be added to the “Wall of Shame”, and reiterated his call to identify it.
“Send me a message or post it so we can report his racist and anti-Semitic actions to his employer and colleagues. Responsibility!’ he added.
This comes as two 18-year-old New Yorkers were arrested this week for allegedly tearing up posters of kidnapped hostages.
Charlotte Wimer and Gray Segal were arrested for allegedly removing posters from a wall outside private property in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park.
The posters depicted 240 Israeli children and adults kidnapped by the terrorist group since the October 7 attack on Israel. NYPD officials charged both suspects with criminal mischief.
And last month, another NYU student admitted to tearing down posters in the Big Apple, apologizing and attributing her antics to “misplaced anger.”
Yazmeen Deyhimi, an NYU student who worked for the Anti-Defamation League and a self-described “activist,” confessed to tearing up hostage flyers that were plastered outside NYU’s Tisch Hall.
In a since-deleted Instagram post, Deyhimi “apologized”, offering a bizarre explanation for the shameful act – saying she was struggling to find her place as a “biracial brown woman” in these “very unstable” times .
“I’m finding it increasingly difficult to know my place as a mixed-race brown woman, especially in these very unstable times,” Deyhimi explained.
“I feel increasingly frustrated with the times we currently find ourselves in and this misplaced anger in actions that are not a true representation of who I am as a person.”
“In the age of social media and digital footprinting, these angry moments are selfish and self-centered, and do not reflect who I am as a person or what my family raised me to believe.”