Watch Trump Repeatedly Mock People Who Take the 5th Amendment

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen invoked the Fifth Amendment Wednesday in legal filings related to the lawsuit brought against him by Stephanie Clifford, who is better known as Stormy Daniels. But Trump himself has previously criticized people who take the Fifth — or those people who have staff that take the fifth — in statements he may soon regret.

"When you have your staff taking the Fifth Amendment — taking the Fifth — so they're not prosecuted; when you have the man who set up the illegal server taking the Fifth, I think it's disgraceful," he said to Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign.

At another campaign event, he asked: "If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"

Trump may be feeling regret at treating a fundamental right, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, in such a blase manner. His dismissive remarks may become even more relevant as he is reportedly reluctant to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Watch a mashup of Trump's comments on the Fifth Amendment below:

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