'Repellent and toxic': Michael Cohen's friend details how Trump's administration and brand have become radioactive

'Repellent and toxic': Michael Cohen's friend details how Trump's administration and brand have become radioactive

Donny Deutsch, an advertising executive and long-time friend of Michael Cohen, noted in a panel discussion on MSNBC Wednesday how President Donald Trump's deep unpopularity and beleaguered status has been devastating to both his administration's ability to attract top-level staff and his business's brand.


Those who have left the administration will have "toxic Trump syndrome" for their entire lives, Deutsch argued.

"In Trump's '$10 billion of net worth' statement, he put in there $3 billion of worth just on the name," he said. "And the irony is that the very thing he's traded on ... is now repellent. Repellent to the point it's being taken off buildings. Repellent to the point if he walked into restaurants in 65 percent of this country, people would stand up and boo."

He even reported that there's a story of a child in Delaware who was bullied so much at school for having the last name "Trump" that he had it legally changed.

Karine Jean-Pierre, a senior advisor at MoveOn.org, pointed out that in most administrations, members of the party a desperate to have a seat at the table — but not under Trump.

"He can't even get people on the D-list to come and work for him," she said.

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