The other weird thing is that the Republicans didn't seem to realize that Cohen was them in the future. They were attacking the guy who said that his attacking people to defend Trump was the worst thing he ever did. It's like the ex trying to warn the new wife. For now the new wife simply has too much invested in the ex being wrong.
The most telling thing in that opening statement was the claim that Trump never expected to win. He makes clear with every utterance what idiots he thinks we Americans are and yet even he didn't think we'd be stupid enough to vote for him.