- Extracts from Michael Cohen’s new memoir state that Trump was consumed by an obsessive hatred of Barack Obama, the first black president of the United States.
- In a bizarre incident, Trump discontinued an Obama look and “ritually downsized the first black president and then fired him” in a video, Cohen writes.
- The video was supposed to be broadcast at the RNC congress but was scrapped by party bosses according to reports at the time.
- In the book, Cohen describes Trump as a “racist” and a “cheater” who baselessly claimed that Obama owed his places in Columbia and Harvard “to a positive act.”
- In a statement, the White House attacked Cohen’s credibility, describing him as “a shamed criminal and disbarrassed lawyer”.
- Cohen was jailed in 2019 for lying to Congress about Trump’s alleged business relationship with Russia and playing a role in paying off women who claimed to have done business with Trump.
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Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, has described his ex-boss’s obsessive hatred of President Barack Obama in excerpts from his upcoming memoir, which was released on the news outlets Saturday.
In an excerpt from Cohen’s “Disloyalty: A Memoir,” published by CNN and the Washington Post, Cohen claims that Trump referred to Obama as a “Manchurian candidate” who owed his place at Columbia University and Harvard Law School “f” positively Action. “
According to the CNN excerpt, in pursuing his resentment against Obama, Trump set a similar “fauxbama” and “ritually downsized the first black president and then fired him” in a bizarre video.
In the book, reports CNN, Cohen does not name the man who was hired to play Obama or what date the incident took place, but includes a picture from the video.
It shows Trump sitting opposite his Trump Tower desk to a man resembling Obama. On the desk in front of Trump are two books, one with Obama’s name on the front.
—Pervaiz Shallwani (@Pervaizistan), September 6, 2020
But a copy of the video appeared online
It was reportedly a parody of Trump’s hit reality show The Apprentice, which was slated to air at the 2013 RNC Congress, but was canned by party bosses.
In the video released by Breitbart in 2013, Trump attacks Obama’s lookalike record as president, his lack of business experience, and his game of golf. It ends with Trump hurling his catchphrase “You are fired” at Obama as an apprentice and banning him from his office.
“They never put it on,” Trump told Breitbart about the RNC’s decision not to air the video at the time. “The reason they didn’t put it on is because they thought it was too controversial. Controversy. It might not be politically correct.”
Cohen describes several racist diatribes from Trump in excerpts from the book published by the Post. Cohen claims that when he railed against Obama in an incident, he said, “Tell me that a country is run by a black person who is not a dump. They are all fully equipped with toilets.”
According to the excerpts, Trump downgraded minority voters and said, “I’ll never get the Hispanic vote. Like blacks, they’re too stupid to vote for Trump.”
He, writes Cohen, also insulted the South African leader Nelson Mandela and praised the racist apartheid regime.
“Mandela spiced up the whole country. Now it’s a dump. Q – Mandela. He wasn’t a leader,” claims Cohen, Trump.
In the book, Cohen’s assessment of the character of his former boss withers and he describes him as “a cheater, liar, cheater, tyrant, racist, predator, cheat”.
But the White House fought back Cohen, who was jailed last year for lying to Congress and for election funding crimes. Prosecutors alleged that they were committed at Trump’s orders.
In a statement to the Post, the White House attacked Cohen’s credibility, describing him as “a shamed criminal and disbarrassed lawyer who lied to Congress. He has lost all credibility and it is not surprising to see his recent attempt by Lies to benefit. ” “”
But Cohen isn’t the first source to claim Trump was consumed by hatred of Obama.
Trump started his political career with the racist “birther” conspiracy theory, claiming for no reason that Obama was not fit for the presidency because he was not born in the United States. (Obama was born in the US state of Hawaii.)
In a notorious incident at the 2011 White House correspondents dinner, Obama singled out Trump in the audience and ridiculed him. Some experts have speculated that public humiliation was a key factor in Trump’s decision to run for the presidency in 2016.