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Trump spokesman’s ‘Says who?’ defense becomes instant meme

This was a beautiful moment.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Published Aug 17, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 5:55 am CDT

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s lawyer and spokesman, showed up on CNN for an interview Wednesday. But maybe he wasn’t familiar with how “interviews” work. Because when informed that Trump is losing his bid for the presidency, Cohen shot a question right back at host Brianna Keilar:

“Says who?”

Not surprisingly, Twitter took that simple question and turned it into a meme. Says who, you ask? How about, like, EVERYONE.

And once that kind of brilliance goes out on the national TV airwaves, there’s no chance it could—or should—be contained.

Luckily, hours after this query was posed, we finally got the answer.

But… says who?

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*First Published: Aug 17, 2016, 11:01 pm CDT