Michael Cohen Says Donald Trump Used Racist Language on Multiple Occasions
Once Donald Trump’s staunchest defender, Michael Cohen is now becoming one of his biggest nightmares. Spurred on by the Pittsburgh massacre, Cohen, who is Jewish, is speaking out about Donald Trump’s past racist comments.
Cohen is currently awaiting sentencing on charges of tax fraud. He recently registered as a Democrat, a surprising turn for a man who once served the RNC Finance Chairman.
Now Cohen has told Vanity Fair about multiple times where Trump disparaged black people. He spoke of the first season of Trump’s reality show The Apprentice. The two finalists were a white man, Bill Rancic, and an African American man, Kwame Jackson.
Cohen remembers, “Trump explaining his back-and-forth about not picking Jackson. There’s no way I can let this black f-g win.”
This wasn’t the only time Trump allegedly made these types of comments. Cohen recalls, “We were going from the airport to the hotel, and we drove through what looked like a rougher neighborhood. Trump made a comment to me, saying that only the blacks could live like this.”
Trump has long been dogged by accusations of prejudice against black people. He has a habit of referring to certain African Americans as dumb, including LeBron James, Don Lemon, and Maxine Waters.
Trump also often criticizes the qualifications of blacks. This week he called Stacy Abrams unqualified to be Georgia’s governor, this was despite her Yale law degree and service in the Georgia House of Representatives.
There are other racial issues further back in the President’s past. His family company was sued for discriminating against potential black tenants. He also took out a full-page ad in the New York Times calling for the execution of the Central Park 5.
The White House will surely respond by attacking Cohen’s credibility and motives, but this is yet another case of someone in Trump’s orbit accusing him of racist language.