In sworn testimony before Congress yesterday, Michael Cohen former attorney dubbed “Donald Trump’s fixer” called his former boss, President Trump, a conman and racist.
To back up his claims that the President is a racist, Cohen recalled a statement Trump made about Black Chicago residents.
“While we were once driving through a struggling neighborhood in Chicago, he commented that only Black people could live that way,” Cohen said in a prepared statement before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
“And he told me that Black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid,” Cohen added. “And yet I continued to work for him.”
Cohen recalled other incidents in his prepared statement.
“Mr. Trump is a racist,” he said. “The country has seen Mr. Trump court white supremacists and bigots. You have heard him call poorer countries ‘shitholes.’ In private, he is even worse.
“He once asked me if I could name a country run by a Black person that wasn’t a ‘shithole,'” Cohen said. “This was when Barack Obama was president of the United States.”
House Republicans attacked Cohen who was convicted last year of lying to Congress about a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen testified on Wednesday that he lied to protect Mr. Trump.
Wednesday was day 2 of three consecutive days of congressional appearances for Cohen. The disbarred former lawyer will appear before the House Intelligence Committee where he will speak in private on Thursday.