Don Cheadle, Debra Messing, and Rob Reiner took to Twitter to claim the interview as a victory for the left, since Cohen hinted that he may be on the verge of flipping on Trump and cooperating with officials investigating the president.
In his first public interview since the FBI raided his office and home in April, the lawyer opened up about what's most important to him in his life -- and it's not President Trump.
"My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will," Cohen said. "I put family and country first."
When Stephanopoulos asked Cohen how he would respond if Trump's legal team targeted him, he reportedly sat up straight to say, "I will not be a punching bag as part of anyone's defense strategy. I am not a villain of this story, and I will not allow others to try to depict me that way."
@GStephanopoulosjust broke that Michael Cohen is no longer going to “take a bullet” for Trump. He is putting his family and country first, wants to talk—and will— after he gets his new counsel and he is advised of the most advantageous time #CohenFlips#MorningJoe
THANK YOU @GStephanopoulos for your incredible reporting and the #BREAKINGNEWS that Michael Cohen is no longer going to “take a bullet” for Trump, that his family and his *country* are his first priority now. He will tell all when he gets his new lawyer and the timing is advised.