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Michael Cohen testimony inspires meme that will have you saying ‘more’



Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 27, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 6:08 pm CDT

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer for President Donald Trump, spent long hours on Wednesday testifying before Congress. As the internet audience hung onto his every word, one back-and-forth with Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) stuck out and became an instant Twitter meme.

Amid other questions, Speier asked Cohen: “How many times did Mr. Trump ask you to threaten an individual or entity on his behalf?”

Cohen answered, “quite a few times.” But Speier wanted the number. She asked, “50 times?” Cohen said “more.” She asked, “100 times?” Cohen said, “more.” Finally, Speier asked, “500 times?” And Cohen answered: “Probably.”

A clip of the exchange floated around Twitter with users interjecting their own questions to which the answer is “500. Probably.”

The meme seemed to especially resonate with sports fans.

The rest of Cohen’s response to Speier clarified how he said he “threatened” people and entities on Trump’s behalf.

“And when you say threaten, I’m talking about with litigation or an argument with … a nasty reporter that is writing an article,” Cohen said.


H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Feb 27, 2019, 5:07 pm CST