Trump said affirmative action got Obama into Harvard, Mandela made South Africa 's***hole': Michael Cohen book
Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is set to release his memoir titled 'Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump' on September 8
President Donald Trump allegedly said that the only reason his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, was admitted to Columbia University for undergrad and then to Harvard Law School was because of "f****** affirmative action," according to his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. The disgraced Trump attorney is set to release his memoir titled 'Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump' on Tuesday, September 8. Cohen is currently serving out a three-year federal prison sentence for tax evasion, lying to Congress, and campaign finance violations.
The president's former attorney also alleged that Trump was a racist and had a "low opinion of all Black folks," including Obama. Trump allegedly said: "Tell me one country run by a Black person that isn’t a s---hole. They are all complete f---ing toilets," Cohen wrote Trump as saying in his book.
The president allegedly used the "sh**hole" phrase again when he was talking about South African President Nelson Mandela. Cohen also wrote that when Mandela died in 2013, Trump did not think that he "was a real leader — not the kind he respected." The attorney claimed that the president said "Mandela f***ed the whole country up. Now it’s a s***hole. F*** Mandela. He was no leader."
Trump had received widespread criticism in January 2018 for allegedly saying: "Why do we want all these people from 's**thole countries' coming here?" He was supposedly referring to Central American and African countries during an Oval Office meeting while discussing the visa lottery. His alleged comments also sparked protests in the country. Trump, however, later denied making the remark. Cohen said that although Trump made racist statements, he had never heard the Republican utter the "n-word."
While talking about his former boss, Cohen also claimed that Trump, during a visit to a Las Vegas strip club in 2013, watched on as one of the strip club performers simulated urinating on another performer, who then pretended to drink it. The Republican had reportedly gone to the strip club with father-son oligarchs Aras and Emin Agalarov. Cohen added that Trump's reaction to what he saw on stage was "disbelief and delight."
Trump's former press secretary Sarah Sanders' memoir is also set to release on Tuesday. Sanders' memoir titled 'Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House', however, is an aberration from the previous memoirs by former Trump White House staffers. Instead of talking about the controversies surrounding the president, Sanders' memoir consists of positive insights about the president. Many observers have assumed that the memoir is Sanders' attempt to pave way for her father's former position as Arkansas governor.
Sanders, recounting the time she had just joined the White House, wrote in her memoir that her handling of the press delighted Trump, who would generally watch her briefing live. After a particular incendiary briefing session, the president exclaimed "You’re a f–king killer!” Sanders further wrote, that Trump, in the "ultimate sign of his approval," would present her with one of his favorite Diet Cokes or offer her his favorite flavors of Starburst candies as a reward. “You can have all the pink and reds you want," he would say.