After escalating his conflict with Trump, Cohen left the Republican Party early last month and registered as a Democrat. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Cohen described Trump, the former boss, as a racist, according to CNBC News and Business Channel on February 2.
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According to Vanity Fair, Cohen knows that Trumps previous private comments are worse than his current public ones. He wants to provide potential voters with the evidence he believes before the mid-term elections so that they can understand the nature of the president.
Cohen recalled a conversation with Trump during the 2016 general election. When Trump came back from a campaign rally, Cohen pointed out to Trump that he saw the rally on television mainly white. Trump said to Cohen at the time, thats because the black people are too stupid to vote for me.
Then, in an interview, Cohen said the conversation reminded him of a conversation with Trump shortly after the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africas former president, years ago. Tell me about a country led by blacks, not a notash * thole... Cohen recalled.
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Vanity Fair believes that this coincides with Trumps use of the term shit pit country to describe African countries at the beginning of the year. At that time, it was the words that immediately aroused the anger of African countries.
It is reported that Trumps similar racist remarks are not the only ones. Cohen also talked about a conversation with Trump before 2010, when they were traveling to Chicago to attend the Trump International Hotel Board meeting.
From the airport to the hotel, we drove through a very simple community. Trump told me that only black people could live like this. Cohen said.
Trump hosted the reality show The Apprentice, and Cohen recalled how he had discussed the show with Trump and the winners of the first season. Towards the end of the first season, the last two contestants, Bill Rancic and Kwame Jackson, competed. Trump, explaining why he did not choose Jackson, an African-American graduate of Harvard Business School, said,I cant let this black F*g win.
For Cohens series of claims, vanity fair, 2, said the White House did not respond.
In this context, Cohen, who switched from the Trump camp to the Democratic Party, is undoubtedly helping the Democratic Party by exposing Trumps black stuff to the media at the time of only four days before the mid-term elections.
According to CNBC, as far as Trump is concerned, he has made it clear that he has been fighting for support from black voters. Last month, Trump hosted African-American celebrities such as rapper Kanye West and former football player Jim Brown at the White House. Some people have been accusing Trump of having a history of making inflammatory statements against race and should not be supported by ethnic minorities, but in this event, Mr. Kan explicitly rejected the accusation.
Cohen himself pleaded guilty to eight counts of violation of campaign finance law, bank fraud and tax evasion in August. At that time, Cohen claimed that he had been instructed by the candidate of the general election to pay the sealing fee to two adult women.
Although Cohen pleaded guilty, US media had previously said that he would still be able to vote in the November mid-term elections in the United States.
At present, Cohen is still working with prosecutors to investigate Trumps case. For some time, he has been at odds with Trump as a private lawyer of Trump. The day after Cohen pleaded guilty, Trump tweeted: If someone wants to find a good lawyer, I strongly recommend not to choose Cohen!