Donald Trump's lawyer is distancing himself from the former President's attacks on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Joe Tacopina explained that he was not Trump's social media consultant but noted that a post on his Truth Social post was "ill-advised."
This comes as the Manhattan DA investigates an alleged hush money payment involving campaign funds made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. Tacopina went on to say that he's "not a Trump PR person" and was simply there to argue that the payment was "a personal civil settlement" using his own funds.
So, what’s the picture? On Thursday, Trump called Bragg an "animal" backed by the liberal megadonor George Soros in a Truth Social. In a different post, he appears to have shared an image of himself holding a baseball bat next to a separate image of Bragg’s head. That has since been deleted.
Tacopina maintains that Trump was merely following the advice of his former lawyer Michael Cohen when he signed off on payments. Cohen pleaded guilty in 2018 to federal charges relating to the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels. Trump has maintained he committed no wrongdoing.