WATCH: 'Trump Is the Best Negotiator in History,' Says Michael Cohen

In his first interview since his controversial 'spousal rape' comment, Trump attorney and special counsel Michael Cohen went on CNN to make the case for why Donald Trump should be president of the United States.

Donald Trump speaks at a house party in Bedford, New Hampshire, June 30, 2015.
Donald Trump speaks at a house party in Bedford, New Hampshire, June 30, 2015. AP

CNN transcript:

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COHEN: Don't forget. He's not a politician. He's an uber successful billionaire businessman. He's a problem solver. That's why he's leading the polls. He's an amazing negotiator, probably the best in this world. He will deal with trade and deal with issues. We don't know what all the facts are. 

Clearly, nobody in this country believes the information we are receiving is accurate anyway. 

What do they do? They look to a guy who is proven to be successful, a doer and gets things done. That's what's Ttrump is leading.

CUOMO: Would he really put Carl Icahn in charge of China?

COHEN: Isn't that an amazing thought. I'm sure you know Carl and his personality. 

He would put an individual who is capable of going to another country and getting a fair trade deal, not a free trade, a fair trade. 

Something that America can benefit from. Something American citizens can benefit from. He wouldn't allow Mexico to be taking that advantage of opening another facotry and taking more jobs away from Americans.

CUOMO: Is he oversimplifying how the dynamics work? You have so diplomatic much pressure and implication that is are military and otherwise going on. It's not as easy as putting a good negotiator at the table.

COHEN: We don't jhave good negotiators, so we don't know that.

CUOMO: How do you know? 

COHEN: We are in really bad shape as a country. We are not respected around the world. We are not respected in our own country. You need to bring in the Donald Trump-type negotiator to make these in order to make these types of deals.