The National Enquirer, which endorsed Trump during his campaign, is coming out hard against Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen in an upcoming issue. Here’s the cover:
Michael Cohen makes the National Enquirer pic.twitter.com/Bsg3Z1iUZS
— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) April 28, 2018
The tabloid is among the national media outlets with the friendliest relationship with President Trump. A former top executive of the president’s casino business sits on the board of the tabloid’s parent company, American Media, Inc. The company’s chairman, David Pecker, is also long-time friend of Trump’s.
The National Enquirer, historically a celebrity gossip rag, has taken a markedly political turn in the age of Trump, devoting covers to the president’s successes and defending him against criticism. The cover taking aim at Michael Cohen, Trump’s long-time personal lawyer, represents a decided shift in spin for the tabloid.