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Michael Cohen Says Trump Repeatedly Made Racist Remarks

Michael Cohen Says Trump Repeatedly Made Racist Remarks

In a bombshell interview in Vanity Fair, Michael Cohen claims that President Trump repeatedly made racist comments (and at least one homophobic one) over the years he worked with him. The comments that he attributes to the President are unlikely to help the GOP's cause when it comes to courting the minority vote. When I asked him why he was coming forward now with such uncomfortable claims, Cohen was clear: he knew that the president's private comments were worse than his public rhetoric, and he wanted to offer potential voters what he believed was evidence of Trump's character in advance of the midterm elections. "Trump responded, 'That's because Black people are too stupid to vote for me, '" Cohen told the magazine.

Everything that's less serious than that charge is plausible, and someone who we can confirm did talk to Trump on a regular basis is alleging gross and revealing behavior that is entirely believable and supported by other people who we can confirm regularly spoke to the president in the past.

In a discussion at Trump Tower in New York, Cohen says he told then-candidate Trump that the crowd at a recent campaign rally was largely white. Facing years in prison as a result of his crimes, Cohen chose to expose all of Trump's transgressions.

Cohen specifically recalled four instances when the president made racist remarks about African-American people.

The conversation wended its way back to the show's first season, which ended in a head-to-head between two contestants, Bill Rancic and Kwame Jackson.

Trump reportedly made similar comments when South African leader Nelson Mandela died. "There's no way I can let this black f-g win", Cohen says Trump explained.

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Though these quotes come only from Cohen who, after having been abandoned by the president has every reason to hate him, they are consistent with what is publicly known about Trump.

During a January meeting with members of Congress in the Oval Office, Trump reportedly questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa.

The report was likely bad news for Trump as Mueller's Russian Federation collusion investigation increasingly closes in on the White House.

He has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations and also admitted he made hush-money payments to women at Mr Trump's direction.

Cohen is reportedly cooperating with investigators in the Southern District of New York, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and New York State for various investigations into Trump's personal and political life.