Trump Attacks New York Times Reporter, Denies Michael Cohen Will 'Flip'

PresidentDonald Trumplaunched a Twitter attack onThe New York Timesand one of its highest-profile journalists on Saturday morning, as he predicted that his personal attorneyMichael Cohenwould remain loyal in the face ofan FBI investigation.

In three tweets, Trump claimed that the Times and its “third rate reporter” and “crooked H flunkie”Maggie Habermanwere “going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will ‘flip.’”

“Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!” Trump added.

Trump described Cohen, who is atthe center of a federal investigationinto reports he paid off two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump, as “a fine person with a wonderful family.”

Haberman responded with this tweet, in which she mocked Trump for initially misspelling her name in a now-deleted tweet and suggested that her article reporting that Cohen would no longer “take a bullet” for Trumpcould have sparked the president’s anger:

Related Coverage

Bill Maher Roasts Donald Trump Over His Close Relationship With Sean Hannity

Jim Carrey Turns Paintbrush On Rudy Giuliani With Ghoulish New Portrait

J. K. Rowling Mocks Donald Trump With Magical 'Harry Potter' Taunt

Trump Lied He Was 'Ladies Man' At All-Male School, Biographer Says

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.