In Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump written by Michael Cohen, the president’s disrespect toward former President Barack Obama included his racist thoughts about Blacks.
“[A]s a rule, Trump expressed low opinions of all Black folks, from music to culture and politics. Africa was a hell-hole, he believed, and Mandela, to use but one example, was an object of contempt for Trump,” Cohen writes.
He quotes Mr. Trump saying, during a rant about President Obama, “Tell me one country run by a Black person that isn’t a s***hole. They are all complete f***ing toilets.”
Cohen also stated that after Mandela died, Trump said South Africa “was once a beautiful country twenty, thirty years ago,” when it was still under apartheid rule.
“Mandela f***ed the whole country up. Now it’s a s***hole,” he quotes Mr. Trump saying. “F*** Mandela. He was no leader.”
Cohen said that Trump went on a rant degrading the former president.
“‘Obama is a f*****g phony,’ Trump screamed. ‘He’s a Manchurian candidate. He’s not even f*****g American. The only reason he got into Harvard law school and Columbia was f*****g affirmative action. He could never get into those schools on his f*****g grades. F*** him,'” Cohen recalls.
Cohen, who was Trump’s personal lawyer until 2018, was charged and pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, fraud, and lying to Congress. He was given a sentence of three years in federal prison butearlier this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his book, Cohen writes that Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” that landed him in prison. Cohen has stated that he lied and paid hush money to former porn star Stormy Daniels, with the knowledge of Trump in an effort to cover for him.