Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore) and Kwame Jackson (CNN)
Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen alleges that the president referred to as a contestant on The Apprentice a “Black fag.”
Cohen, generally often known as the president’s “fixer” throughout his time with Trump, made the allegation in his new guide, Disloyal: A Memoir.
He claims that Trump ensured that Jackson Kwame, a homosexual, Black man, wouldn’t win the NBC actuality present’s first season in 2004.
“There was no way I was going to let this Black fag win,” Trump allegedly stated, based on Cohen.
Kwame, a Harvard graduate and businessman, was the runner-up of the primary season, after Trump opted to fireplace him and as an alternative rent Invoice Rancic, future husband of E! Information host Giuliana Rancic.
“Trump reminisced to me about Rancic, who had been in a head-to-head with another contestant, Kwame Jackson,” Cohen wrote. “Kwame was not only a nice guy, but also a brilliant Harvard MBA graduate. Trump was explaining his back-and-forth about not picking Kwame. ‘There was no way I was going to let this black fag win,’ he said to me.”
Cohen claimed that Trump often made racist feedback off-camera: “As a rule, Trump expressed low opinions of all Black folks. What he said in private was far worse than what he uttered in public.”
Trump has beforehand been accused of utilizing racial slurs throughout filming of The Apprentice and spin-off The Celeb Apprentice, which he hosted between 2004 and 2015,
Magician and entertainer Penn Jillette, of duo Penn & Teller, instructed Vulture in 2018 that Trump would “say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable” whereas filming Celeb Apprentice in 2012.
“I don’t think he ever said anything in that room like ‘African-Americans are inferior’ or anything about rape or grabbing women, but of those two hours every other day in a room with him, every 10 minutes was fingernails on chalkboard,” Jillette stated.
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Former Trump political aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who additionally appeared within the first season of The Apprentice alongside Jackson, accused Trump of utilizing a racial slur in reference to Jackson whereas filming their season.
On the time of her accusation in 2018, Jackson instructed Selection, “Hard pass on all things Omarosa, no thank you. By me commenting or you covering the story, it simply adds fuel and attention to tomfoolery.”
Nevertheless, later that 12 months, after Cohen instructed Selection that Trump had referred to Jackson utilizing a homophobic slur, Jackson instructed Newsweek that he was “definitely not surprised” by the alleged slur.
“Did it hurt me personally? Not in the slightest,” he stated. “I have a reasonably thick skin, and I have worked in corporate America. I have been a black man for 44 years in America, and I know what that means, and I know what comes with the territory.”
Final week, Cohen appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Present, the place he stated that Trump hated former President Barack Obama and often made racist remarks about him, The Hill studies.
“His hatred for Barack Obama is plain and simple: he’s Black, he went to Harvard Law, he graduated at the top of his class, he’s incredibly articulate, he’s all the things that Donald Trump wants to be,” Cohen stated. “And he just can’t handle it. So what do you do if you’re Donald Trump and you can’t handle it? You attack it.”
Trump often touted the false conspiracy idea that President Obama was not a U.S. citizen as a part of makes an attempt to delegitimize his presidency, together with a 2011 look on The View during which he requested the president to “show his birth certificate.”
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In 2018, former First Girl Michelle Obama wrote in her memoir Changing into that she would “never forgive” Trump for spreading “reckless innuendos” about her household that endangered their security.
“The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly,” Obama wrote. “But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.”
In a press release, White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany disputed the claims made in Cohen’s guide, saying, “Michael Cohen is 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.”
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