Life for former President Donald Trump got a little worse still this week when New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that she has officially filed an all-encompassing civil lawsuit against not only Donald J. Trump and his unscrupulous family business, but against the former president’s eldest three children as well.
As part of the explosive lawsuit, James is now seeking to effectively and permanently ban the Trump family from conducting any of their business in the state of New York, and with that, comes approximately $250 million in various penalties — a price tag that Trump undoubtedly won’t be able to afford, as his finances already swirl the toilet due to legal fees connecting back to the massive Justice Department investigation into his possible violations of multiple laws and regulations, including the Espionage Act, that recently resulted in the FBI search and seizure warrant raid at his Mar-a-Lago compound.
In addition to barring Trump’s business dealings in the state, and the massive financial penalties, James is also seeking to appoint an independent monitor to “oversee compliance, financial reporting, valuations, and disclosures to lenders, insurers, and tax authorities at the Trump Organization” for no less than 5 years.
As you can imagine, the entire Trump family effectively lost their minds over this brutal development — with Eric Trump’s wife, Lara, going so far as to imply that James’ ongoing investigations into the corrupt crime family are killing sick kids with cancer.
Trump himself, of course, wasted no time in flying off the handle, following the AG’s bombshell announcement, taking to his Truth Social platform to go on an unhinged rant against James. And, while we all knew the rant was coming pretty much immediately after the announcement, there was one particular portion of Trump’s attack that left us all scratching our heads in confusion.
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In the very first sentence of his social media post, Trump referred to the NY AG as Attorney General Letitia “Peekaboo” James. As you can imagine, while we knew the nickname was meant to be insulting in some way or another, absolutely no one could really figure out what “Peekaboo” was actually supposed to mean in the context of his temper tantrum.
We thought perhaps it was just a slip up. Maybe he was just pulling things out of his rear end in the heat of the moment. But no. Trump went off yet again on Truth Social in a nasty rant against James, and yet again used the same “Peekaboo” insult in his diatribe.
So what is the “Peekaboo” thing about?
Across social media, there have been two relatively consistent theories on the matter: an ex-rated meaning behind the insult, or something that’s disgustingly racist.
But, Trump’s former personal attorney and self-described “fixer,” Michael Cohen, has now spoken out on the bizarre moniker that Donald has dubbed James, and he’s just not buying either of those theories. Instead, Cohen believes that the nickname is hailing from a serious crack in Donald Trump’s mental stability.
“My opinion? He has dementia,” Michael Cohen said, speaking to Business Insider on the topic. “Especially with the additional stress that is now on top of him.”
When the publication first reached out to the former Trump insider on the topic of the “Peekaboo” insult, Cohen said he’d never heard of it.
“Isn’t that a toy?” he asked. “Isn’t that — oh no, that’s Pikachu.”
Many social media users have been citing a rather x-rated Urban Dictionary definition of the word, but Cohen said he really doesn’t think that’s what Trump meant by it.
“There’s no way in the world that Donald Trump knows the Urban Dictionary,” Cohen said. “Considering he doesn’t even know the English dictionary.”
On Reddit, people are leaning more towards a racist definition that sounds a lot like the word “peekaboo,” but starts with a “J.”
Cohen said the “J-word” is “not an option,” as he doesn’t believe Trump would actually use such a derogatory slur in a public statement.
While Cohen has alluded to Trump’s racism many, many times over the years, the former personal attorney said “there’s no chance” the ex-president would ever dare to actually go that far in a public setting. Michael believes that an “impaired” Trump was actually just desperately reaching for a metaphor to help him describe the failed, pre-lawsuit settlement negotiations he went through with James’ office.
Trump himself touched on that topic this week during his wild new Hannity interview, where he told the Fox host that he had expected the case to settle out of court, only to turn and say that he actually never would have agreed to settle because “even if I paid a very small amount, you’re sort of admitting guilt.”
“Let me put it to you this way,” Cohen said. “As you sit and listen to Trump speak, you realize that he has at best a 10-year-old’s vocabulary. He’s using peekaboo as a hide and seek term.”
“His rambling about ‘we were settling’ and then questioning why anyone would settle when they’re not guilty is indicative of some cognitive impairment,” the former Trump fixer theorized.
Cohen went on to state that in his time as Donald Trump’s right-hand man, he got to know him at his most savvy point in life. Now, he sees nothing more than a man who “is coming undone.”
As far as ever getting a straight answer on what the insult was supposed to mean, Cohen said you’d do well not to hold your breath. “There’s no way he’ll explain it. He never explained covfefe.”
“I really don’t know what Trump was thinking,” he added. “Actually, neither does he.”
At the end of the day, it seems there may not be any secretive or scandalous meaning behind Trump’s bizarre, anger-fueled pot shots. But rather, it’s just the rambling of a sad, decrepit old man who is losing slowly but surely losing his mind.
Read the full report from Business Insider here.
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