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Donald Trump Calls Cohen Testimony 'A Fake Hearing' Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images

Donald Trump's ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen said that the former U.S. President was paranoid about getting pied in the face during his presidency.

The Daily Beast reported on Monday that Cohen made the claim in a four-hour deposition. He said that Trump was so worried about flying pastry that he repeatedly instructed his security guards to “savagely beat” any person who tried, reported the Independent.

The former President lied about his role in an incident that left protesters bloody, said Cohen, who has become a last-minute witness in an ongoing lawsuit. The suit is over the way Trump’s corporate security guards beat demonstrators outside Trump Tower in New York City in September 2015.

Demonstrators were calling attention to the then-presidential candidate’s racist speech about Mexican migrants. He had said that they were bringing drugs and crime. Trump called them rapists. He said that some, "I assume, are good people."

The Trump Organization has been accused of hiding that Cohen was in the room when Trump spoke to his security chief, Keith Schiller, in the moments before the 2015 violent incident. Trump previously swore that he did not order his guards to do anything, but Cohen testimony was completely opposite.

Cohen described the scene that day during his May 9 deposition. He said that while he was on his way into Trump Tower that morning, he saw protesters. Then he eventually made his way into Trump’s office on the 26th floor. Then he informed his boss about the gathering downstairs. Trump soon called in Schiller.

According to Cohen, Trump asked if he saw a "demonstration going on." Then he told his guard to "get rid of them." Schiller allegedly said, "Okay boss." After some time Schiller reappeared in his boss’s office. He had a big piece of a cardboard sign that he had ripped out of the hand of demonstrator Efrain Galicia.

In October, Trump was asked about whether he directed Schiller “to use any force” or “do anything.” Trump responded then, “No, I didn’t."

Cohen also said that Trump at times seemed obsessed with pies. He said that it wasn’t just one time, but it was an "ongoing and regular thing." He shared that as Trump would go out to various different open venues, he would always remind Schiller "to keep his eyes open." According to Cohen, Trump never would turn around and say, "If anyone throws a rock or a bottle…". He said that it’s always a pie, and "he always brought up that pie thing.”

According to NDTV, Cohen used to be Trump's personal attorney but their relationship later soured. It happened when Cohen turned on the former President as part of negotiations to get him a reduced sentence when he was tried for violating campaign finance laws in America.

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Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the I-80 Speedway on May 01, 2022 in Greenwood, Nebraska. Trump is supporting Charles Herbster in the Nebraska gubernatorial race. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

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