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“He’s a conman and racist” Michael Cohen called his former boss, President Donald Trump.


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.

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Outraged Democrats Are looking For Obama


Tensions are still escalating at the border, and former President Barack Obama is noticeably missing from the political circus. The Democrats are quietly complaining that Obama hasn’t done anything for them lately.

In an in-depth article by NY magazine, the writer details the hand-wringing and increasing anxiety among Democratic Party members who are desperate for leadership going into the 2018 midterm elections.

As one leading Democratic operative put it: “If [Obama] were willing to go way over the line and get arrested, or something way out there, that would be a galvanizing event.”

According to NY mag, Obama is modeling his post-presidential life after former President George W. Bush, by staying out of sight.

These days, Obama is focused on three things: saving his legacy, writing his memoirs, and raising cash for his Obama Foundation and his presidential center and museum in Chicago. All three of those things involve himself.

The Dems are looking for Obama to lead them into the midterms elections however Obama is obviously laying low and focused on his own agenda.

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Senator Blames Obama for ‘Exacerbated Racism’ That Helped Elect Trump


What will Former President Barack Obama be blamed for next?

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) blames former President Barack Obama for the racial divide in America that helped sway voters to elect Donald Trump by a landslide. Santorum said Obama could have brought the country together but instead he increased racism in part by his response to police shootings.

Santorum made the accusations during a heated State of the Union panel discussion about racism on CNN Sunday.

The panel discussed a new book written by a former Obama adviser who quoted Obama as saying “What if we were wrong” about what the American people wanted from a president. “Maybe we pushed too far,” Obama said. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.”

Karine Jean-Pierre, a senior adviser and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, said it was “pretty horrific” to see voters rally behind Trump during the 2016 election.

There was an uproar. You saw the Tea Party. You saw obstruction by Republicans time and time again,” Jean-Pierre said. “It is kind of problematic. It says a lot about this country, and Donald Trump tapped into it.”

Santorum added that Obama played a part in increasing racism that helped elect Trump to office.

What’s being ignored here is the role that Barack Obama played in all this,” Santorum said. “You can’t just go from ‘well, we elected our first black president’ and ‘all of a sudden we get Donald Trump.’ There was something in between those two things.”

According to Santorum, “many, many, many people” saw Obama being racist himself, particularly after police shootings involving white cops killing unarmed black men.

Every time there was a controversy with someone of color involved, he took the side, many times, against the police,” Santorum said. “He did it over and over and over again.”

Santorum added that Obama was “someone who could’ve brought this country together” but failed to do so.

Jean-Pierre, who sat beside Santorum on the panel, defended Obama, saying the few instances when Obama did speak up after police shootings he was standing up for people who had been unjustifiably treated.

She asked Santorum if he was referring to the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012, but time was running out and the panel discussion ended.

Santorum got the last word in, saying, “This president could’ve [brought us] together. He didn’t. He divided us.”

Seriously?