- The Washington Times - Monday, July 27, 2015

Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and special counsel to Donald Trump, said Monday he isn’t offended by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s comments over the weekend that the nuclear deal with Iran is effectively marching Israelis “to the door of the oven.”

Asked if Mr. Trump thinks the comments from Mr. Huckabee, a fellow 2016 Republican presidential candidate, were wrong and offensive, Mr. Cohen said: “I don’t think so.”

“I think what he’s really trying to say here is that we’re really in a bad place,” Mr. Cohen said on CNN’s “New Day.” “Because we’ve been there. And my father’s a Holocaust survivor, and I can tell you that there’s that old statement: Never again.”

“What Trump is trying to say is a nuclear Iran is the destruction of this world,” Mr. Cohen said. “What we need is a strong America. If you have a strong America, you have a strong world. If you have a weak America, we’re going to have a weak world.”

“You know what? I’m not offended by the words. And I’ve lost 90 percent of my family at that point,” he said. “So I’m not offended by it. What I am is, I’m concerned. I’m truly concerned for not just the safety of this country but the countries all around the world. Iran is a disaster.”

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