President Donald Trump’s contempt for former President Barack Obama ― who he ceaselessly disparages on Twitter and unfold the racist “birther” conspiracy idea about ― is “purely racial,” in keeping with Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen.
Cohen, talking on Monday’s broadcast of “The View” on ABC, mentioned Trump was by no means ready “to essentially absolutely grasp how the nation ended up voting for the very first Black president.”
“Why he despises him to the extent that he does, I imagine it’s purely racial,” he mentioned, including: “I imagine it’s solely predicated on the truth that Barack Obama is Black.” Cohen additionally pointed to Trump’s personal insecurities and the truth that Obama was Harvard-educated.
Cohen revealed in his e-book launched final week, titled “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Private Legal professional to President Donald J. Trump,” that Trump had earlier than changing into president as soon as employed an Obama impersonator to belittle after which fireplace him on digital camera.
Trump additionally mentioned Hispanics “just like the Blacks … are too silly to vote for Trump” and instructed South Africa ought to have remained beneath white rule as a result of Nelson Mandela had “ruined” the nation, per Cohen, who’s presently serving a three-year sentence (now at dwelling due to the coronavirus pandemic) for violating marketing campaign finance legal guidelines and mendacity to Congress amid the Russia investigation. The White Home has dismissed the claims within the tell-all e-book.
Take a look at Cohen’s feedback right here: