Cohen, speaking to Meet the Press on Sunday, said that Trump will not run and merely hold on for as long as possible to collect money from donors and "keep the grift going."
"Donald Trump has made it very clear, right, that he is grifting off of the American people, these supporters, these individuals that are just sending money to him at record levels," Cohen told host Chuck Todd.
"It's really amazing that people don't see exactly what the guy is doing," he added. In August, Trump was revealed to have collected more than $100 million from donors since leaving office, with that war chest appearing to have grown substantially since then.
"I talk about his sociopathy throughout 'Disloyal.' I talk about it on my podcast, 'Mea Culpa', ad nauseam," Cohen said during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" with host Chuck Todd, referencing his book.
"Please understand, Chuck — and this is really important for all of the viewers as well — one of the things Donald Trump has done is grift off of the big lie that the election was stolen from him in 2020."
“It was not stolen from him. If he loses, which he will in 2024, what happens to the big lie? The big lie disappears. He can't now be like the boy who cried wolf. ‘Oh, they stole it from me in 2020. They now stole it from me in 2024,’ right?” Cohen continued. “Now, that goes out the door, and there goes his money. There goes the big grift. So, like I said before, it's not going to happen. He's going to run it like he did in 2011, right to the very, very last second.”
Earlier this month, Trump said in an interview with Fox News that he would "probably" announce whether he would run after the 2022 midterms.