Donald Trump’s former ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen confronted a woman tearing down missing person fliers of Israeli hostages in a furious exchange.
The former attorney, 57, squared off with the woman on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Friday, snapping at her: ‘What’s wrong with you?’
The woman, dressed in a beige overcoat and sunglasses, responded by bringing up Cohen’s legal troubles, saying: ‘This is illegal. Turn it on yourself, freak. You should be in jail.’
It comes as a number of hostile interactions have sprung up across America of people ripping down hostage fliers in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Michael Cohen shared fiery footage of a woman he confronted for tearing down Israeli hostage posters
The former ‘fixer’ and attorney for Donald Trump said after that he was ‘shocked to see this racist, antisemitic curmudgeon tearing the face off the missing-child poster and laughing about it’
As the clash with Cohen continued, the woman slated his past conviction before another passerby appeared to jump to his defense.
When the woman repeats ‘you should be in jail’, the onlooker quickly jumped in: ‘No you shouldn’t… you served your time and thank god.’
‘You’re causing our government a lot of money because you’re illegal,’ the woman continued. ‘You’re a liar.’
When Cohen, whose father was a holocaust survivor, demanded to know the woman’s name, she appeared to confuse him with hedge fund billionaire and Mets owner Steve Cohen in her sarcastic response.
‘Steve Cohen and I should be back in jail because I’m a piece of s***’ she said.
Following the fiery interaction, Cohen told the New York Post he was trying to hold the woman accountable for her decision.
‘While walking on Park Avenue at the corner of 61st street, I was shocked to see this racist, anti-Semitic curmudgeon tearing the face off the missing-child poster and laughing about it,’ he said.
‘There is no place for people like her in civilized society.’
In a follow up tweet, he quipped that the ‘piece of s***’ should be added to the ‘Wall of Shame’, and repeated his call to identify her.
‘DM me or post so we can expose her racist, anti-Semitic actions to her employer, and colleagues. Accountability!’ he added.
Cohen’s clash came in the same week Charlotte Wimer and Gray Segal were arrested for allegedly tearing down posters outside a private property in Gramercy Park in NYC
Photographs from the day after the arrest show new posters being stuck to the 201 East 23rd Street property by supporters
It comes as two 18-year-old New Yorkers were arrested this week for allegedly tearing down kidnapped hostage posters.
Charlotte Wimer and Gray Segal were snared for allegedly removing posters on a wall outside a private property in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park.
The posters were of 240 Israeli children and adults kidnapped by the terrorist group since the October 7 assault on Israel. NYPD officials have charged both suspects with criminal mischief.
And last month another NYU student admitted to tearing down posters in the Big Apple, apologizing and blaming her antics on ‘misplaced anger.’
Yazmeen Deyhimi, a junior at NYU who once worked for the Anti-Defamation League and a self-acclaimed ‘activist,’ confessed to tearing down the flyers of hostages that were plastered outside NYU’s Tisch Hall.
NYU Yazmeen Deyhimi student admitted to tearing down posters of Israeli hostages – blaming her exploits on ‘misplaced anger’
Deyhimi, a third year student at NYU who once worked for the Anti-Defamation League and a self-acclaimed ‘activist,’ confessed to tearing down the banners that were plastered outside NYU’s Tisch Hall and tossing them in the trash
In a since-deleted Instagram post, Deyhimi ‘apologized,’ offering a bizarre explanation for the disgraceful act – claiming she was having a rough time finding her place as a ‘biracial brown woman’ during these ‘highly volatile’ times.
‘I have found it increasingly difficult to know my place as a biracial brown woman, especially during these highly volatile times,’ Deyhimi shared.
‘I have felt more and more frustrated about the time we currently find ourselves in, and that misplaced anger into actions that are not an accurate representation of who I am as a person.’
‘In this age of social media and digital footprint, these moments of anger are selfish and self-absorbed, and not reflective of who I am as a person or who my family had raised me to be.’