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#nottheonion: Trump lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly blocks The Onion on Twitter

Because of course he did.

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You can't make this stuff up.

Kevin Pang (Twitter)

"Not the Onion" is a phrase you use when real-world events are so absurd -- and yet real -- that they rise to the level where they seem like something famed satire site The Onion would publish. As you can imagine, it's become a popular phrase in the Trump era.

But today, we may be taking "Not the Onion" to a whole new, delightfully meta level -- because the Onion itself has reportedly been blocked on Twitter by none other than Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. 

That's according to Onion Inc. employee (and The Takeout editor-in-chief) Kevin Pang:

Literally just yesterday, a federal judge ruled that Donald Trump couldn't block users from following his Twitter account, but his lawyer has apparently just done the same.

Of course, there's a pretty good reason why Cohen might see fit to block The Onion right now. The publication has been expertly trolling Cohen over a cease-and-desist letter the lawyer sent some five years ago.

And yes, it DID occur to us that this, too, might be an Onion joke. But behold:

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Screenshot by Sean Hollister/CNET

Cohen didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but the lawyer did tweet this a few days ago: