Look, we hardly need confirmation Donald Trump is a racist.
- His cruel immigration policies, which seek to imprison as many people from so-called “s**thole countries” as possible, are as anti-American as they are xenophobic.
- His rhetoric against “globalists” and endorsement of conspiracy theories that Jewish billionaires are secretly funding any dissent is the bread and butter of white nationalists.
- He began his campaign calling Mexicans criminals, and his current push to vote GOP in midterms is full of similar language about a caravan of refugees merely coming to request asylum.
But was it worse behind closed doors??
Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal lawyer who recently plead guilty to campaign finance violations (the President is an unindicted co-conspirator), opened up on Friday, spilling some stories of behind-the-scenes racism to Vanity Fair.
He recalls watching one of Drumpf’s campaign rallies on TV and noticing the entire crowd was white:
“I told Trump that the rally looked vanilla on television. Trump responded, ‘That’s because black people are too stupid to vote for me.’”
And there were others. In a conversation years previously about Nelson Mandela, Cohen says:
“[Trump] said to me, ‘Name one country run by a black person that’s not a shithole,’ and then he added, ‘Name one city.’”
While driving through the streets of Chicago:
“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.”
On the first season of The Apprentice, which came down to Bill Rancic and Kwame Jackson:
“Trump was explaining his back-and-forth about not picking Jackson. He said, ‘There’s no way I can let this black f**king win.’”
The outlet reached out to Jackson, who confirmed the comment had also been relayed to him at the time.
Cohen says he “truly thought the office would change” his former boss and instead only realized how much he meant it all when he became President.
Well, Cohen never plead guilty to being a mastermind…
BTW, Trump and his current defenders have been badmouthing Cohen’s credibility for the past few weeks.
Considering he was always fighting on Trump’s behalf at the time, they have a point — but isn’t that a little self-defeating?
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