Trump's lawyer trolled after 'creepy' tweet about daughter
THERE'S nothing wrong with expressing pride in your daughter, but this certainly isn't the most conventional way of doing it.
Donald Trump's lawyer has been skewered online after posting a "creepy" picture of his daughter in lingerie to his Twitter account.
"So proud of my Ivy League daughter ... brains and beauty channeling her Edie Sedgwick," he wrote alongside the photo of her, which also promoted her Instagram handle.
So proud of my Ivy League daughter...brains and beauty channeling her Edie Sedgwick. On Instagram @samichka_ pic.twitter.com/mpQxhr3mh3— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) May 15, 2017
As Mr Cohen pointed out the image was from a photo shoot of his daughter which sought to replicate an image of actress and model Edie Sedgwick who was widely famous as a counter culture figure in the 1960s.
But some on social media thought it was a bit uncouth for a father to share such a photo on social media.
And it got much weirder when Mr Cohen began responding to the trolls.
"POTUS wants to date his daughter, the VP calls his wife "mother," and DJT's attorney posts spank-bank material of his daughter," wrote one Twitter user, replying to the post.
Mr Cohen's response: "Jealous?"
One Twitter user suggested that Donald Trump and his outspoken appreciation of his daughter's good looks had rubbed off on Mr Cohen, who prior to his appointment as lawyer and spokesman for the US president was the Executive vice-president of the Trump Organisation.
At this point, Mr Cohen seemed to get angry.
"Beauty and brains you a-hole! It's a modelling shot remake from an old Edie Sedgwick photo. #hater," he tweeted in response.
Last year, Rolling Stone published a remark by Donald Trump in which he insinuated he was attracted to his daughter Ivanka Trump, who has since taken an unofficial yet important role in the White House.
"Yeah, she's really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren't happily married and, ya know, her father …" he said.
In other remarks in the past he has praised the "very nice figure" of his daughter and said: "If Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."