The former lawyer and “fixer” of US President Donald Trump has claimed that he repeatedly used racist language before being elected to the White House.
Michael Cohen, a former Trump confidant, told the Vanity Fair magazine that the former celebrity businessman had once told him that “black people are too stupid to vote for him.”
Cohen’s claims come after Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, published a blistering book in which she claimed Trump was a “racist” who repeatedly insulted blacks during the making of his reality TV show The Apprentice.
In the Vanity Fair interview, Cohen is quoted as saying: “I told Trump that the rally looked vanilla on television. Trump responded: ‘That’s because black people are too stupid to vote for me.’”
“[Trump] said to me, ‘Name one country run by a black person that’s not a shithole,’ and then he added, ‘Name one city,’”…