Michael Cohen dropped a bombshell on Friday telling Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox that Donald Trump said black people are “too stupid” to vote for him and “name a country that’s run by a black person that’s not a shithole.”
Vanity Fair: “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.’”
”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.”
None of Cohen’s statements come as a surprise since most black Americans know Trump is a racist. His statements do corroborate remarks made by others such as Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who Trump called a “crazed, crying lowlife dog.”
Trump also used the term shithole countries to describe Haiti, African countries and El Salvador during a meeting about immigration in the Oval Office. That meeting sparked widespread condemnation.