Remember when Michael Cohen joked about Hillary Clinton’s going to jail? Twitter sure does



Michael Cohen is having a bad day.

The former Trump lawyer was sentenced to 36 months in prison Wednesday, after pleading guilty to tax evasion and two campaign-finance violations.

Sympathy, however, was in short supply, as this now-deleted tweet from almost exactly three years ago began popping up all over social media:

While Clinton roams free, Cohen is paying the price for his involvement in the hush-money payments made on behalf of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, as well as lying to Congress over a proposed Trump Tower project.

Tony Posnanski predicted this moment ages ago:

Michael, I am from the future. It is 2018 and you are fucked. You should have not written this but you are a bully and a moron so can’t blame you. If you see this please know this tweet will bite you in the ass. God bless.

– Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 9, 2018

Fast-forward to today, and the irony of Cohen’s tweet was not lost on the internet:

Another member of the “lock her up” club ends up locked up.

– Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) December 12, 2018

This tweet was sent 36 months ago, which is the exact same prison term Michael Cohen was sentenced to just minutes ago.

– Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) December 12, 2018

Hey @MerriamWebster, if you’re looking for the definition of Schadenfreude. I think we found it.

– Ed Bott (@edbott) December 12, 2018

Meanwhile, the president, who has slammed his ex-lawyer for cooperating and trying to get a lighter prison sentence, defended the hush-money payments and said if there’s liability it belongs to Cohen, not him.

Cohen, for his part, told the judge that Trump led him down a dark path.

“Recently, the president tweeted a statement calling me weak, and he was correct – but for a much different reason,” he said. “Time and again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds rather than listen to my own voice.”