Ahead of the upcoming presidential election, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, released his book Cohen’s “Disloyalty: A Memoir,” in which he describes Trump’s obsessive animosity towards former President Barack Obama.
In his memoir, Cohen says that Trump referred to Obama as a “Manchurian candidate” whose position at several top tier universities are tied to “f***ing affirmative action.”
According to CNN, who published Cohen’s book, Trump hired an Obama lookalike “Fauxbama” while he “ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him” in an odd video, as part of his continued bitterness against Obama. While he does not reveal the name of the man hired to portray Obama or share the date that this recording took place, Cohen does include an image from the video, reports continue.
The picture shows Trump sitting behind his Trump Tower desk across from a man that resembles Obama. On the desk in front of the 74-year-old Republican are two books, one with Obama’s name on the cover.
A copy of the video has since been released online, Business Insider reports.
A skit of Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice” was due to air at the 2013 Republican National Convention but was stopped by party leaders. In the clip, Trump bashed the Obama impersonator’s golf skills, record as president, and his lack of business experience. The video ends with him yelling, “you’re fired” at the man and exiling him from his office.
“They never put it on,” Trump told Breitbart of the RNC 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.”
In extracts of his book, Cohen noted that Trump made multiple racists remarks towards Obama and minority voters. He claims that in one incident, Trump, referring to the former president, said, “tell me one country run by a black person that isn’t a s***hole. They are all complete f***ing toilets.”
In another instant, he ridiculed minority voters, saying, “I will never get the Hispanic vote. Like the Blacks, they’re too stupid to vote for Trump.”
Cohen describes his former employer as “a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.”
Cohen, who was arrested in 2019 for lying g to Congress and for “for election finance crimes prosecutors [say] were committed at Trump’s behest,” has since been met with a reply by the White House.
In a statement to the Post, the White House attacked Cohen’s credibility, describing him as “a disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer, who lied to Congress. He has lost all credibility, and it’s unsurprising to see his latest attempt to profit off of lies.”