Former personal lawyer Michael Cohen reveals deeply racist things that Donald Trump has said to him in private.

By |2018-11-02T15:20:05-08:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

By now if you do not realize that Donald Trump is a racist your head must be shoved too far up your ass to even hear people speaking to you.

Courtesy of Vanity Fair

Like many, Cohen has observed the president’s scorched-earth campaign tactics as the midterm elections approach, and as the prospect of a Democratic House majority beckons, with its attendant promise of investigations and inquiries. He has heard Trump’s constant invocation of the migrant caravan moving through Central America; he’s noticed the president threaten to revoke birthright citizenship; he’s noted Trump’s tweet calling Florida’s African-American gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, a “thief,” without any evidence. He also watched Trump shirk responsibility after it was discovered that Bowers invoked the caravan in posts online ahead of the mass murder in Pittsburgh, and after one of his ardent supporters was charged last week with mailing pipe bombs to notable Democrats and other frequent Trumpian targets. (The suspect plans to plead not guilty.) On Twitter and during rallies, Trump has referred to the media as “the enemy of the people,” blaming the free press for “the anger we see today in our society.”

That message rang hollow to those most familiar with the president and his language, including Cohen, who said he has spent the last several months quietly reflecting on his former boss and his own role in the Trump Organization.

Cohen then offers four examples of incredibly racist things that Trump has said to him over the years:

During our conversation, Cohen recalled a discussion at Trump Tower, following the then-candidate’s return from a campaign rally during the 2016 election cycle. Cohen had watched the rally on TV and noticed that the crowd was largely caucasian. He offered this observation to his boss. “I told Trump that the rally looked vanilla on television. Trump responded, ‘That’s because black people are too stupid to vote for me.’” (The White House did not respond to multiple requests for comment.)

This conversation, he noted, was reminiscent of an exchange that the two men had engaged in years earlier, after Nelson Mandela’s death. “[Trump] said to me, ‘Name one country run by a black person that’s not a shithole,’ and then he added, ‘Name one city,’” Cohen recalled, a statement that echoed the president’s alleged comments about African nations earlier this year.

Cohen also recounted a conversation he had with Trump in the late 2000s, while they were traveling to Chicago for a Trump International Hotel board meeting. “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.” After the first few seasons of The Apprentice, Cohen recalled how he and Trump were discussing the reality show and past-season winners. 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 was explaining his back-and-forth about not picking Jackson,” an African-American investment manager who had graduated from Harvard Business School. “He said, ‘There’s no way I can let this black f-g win.’” (Jackson told me that he had heard that the president made such a comment. “My response to President Trump is simple and Wakandan,” he said, referring to the fictional African country where Black Panther hails from. “‘Not today, colonizer!’”)

At this point, I think we can assume that The Apprentice tape that Tom Arnold keeps talking about definitely exists. 

Of course, knowing this does not really make Trump seem anymore racist to most of us than we have already been convinced he is by his actions while in office.

However, it is a reminder that even though the people who elected him might not all have been racists, the people who continue to support him with all of this out in the open, most assuredly are racist.  

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  1. Anonymous November 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Really, is anyone surprised???
    I would be more surprised if Barstool Palin knew who her baby daddy was during the next pregnancy.

  2. Anon November 2, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    And Donald Trump’s deeply racist followers will not care. They simply won’t, and this will be yet another revelation about the true nature of this unqualified, unfit, uncouth POS that will go absolutely nowhere. Nothing sticks to this monster. Face it, folks. Nothing will derail this horrific excuse for a president from steamrolling himself into another term. It’s upsetting, it’s frightening but in this nasty political climate in which the United States of America has a state-run propaganda TV network devoted 24/7 to endorse Donald Trump, and is consistently rated the #1 ‘news’ program in the country, it is an inevitability.

  3. Lou Sarah Falin November 2, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    By now if you do not realize that Donald Trump is a racist your head must be shoved too far up your ass to even hear people speaking to you.


    Someone talking about me again?

  4. Anonymous November 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I mean how many times you have to show on tv and in your policies you are racists before people have that aha moment? its like people are under a spell with this man. that worked for hitler too, for a while. but 6 million jews killed in the most inhumane way woke people dollar short and day late.

  5. WA Skeptic November 2, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Will the rest of us then be maligned for being “Good Germans” because we didn’t protest enough, or fight fire with fire, or work to counter the Fascists? It’s so easy to intimidate the average person by publicizing the Proud Boys or the KKK or the nutjobs that send bombs through the mail and then we all fall silent. Most of us wouldn’t like getting a Malatov Cocktail through our windows. Vote as if your lives, and those of your friends, families, and neighbors depend upon it. Because they do.

  6. Whatevs November 3, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Can’t believe it needs to be said again, but to T.Rump supporters, his racism is a feature, not a bug. All T.Rump supporters are racists. We shouldn’t have a problem saying that. Condoning T.RUmp’s rhetoric and actions is complicity in racism.

  7. Anonymous November 3, 2018 at 7:09 am

    “As the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) government watchdog organization revealed Friday, however, the White House issued a previously-unpublished exemption waiver to typical ethics rules that allows Francisco to work on the Mueller investigation.

    “In April of this year, the Trump White House issued a secret permission slip to Solicitor General Noel Francisco which excuses him from the ethics rules that would otherwise block him from being involved in any legal matter involving the law firm at which he was a partner,””

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