WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, former US President Donald Trump’s lawyer, says in a new letter that Trump has spoken ill of Black leaders including former South African President Nelson Mandela, and a few Americans, the Washington Post reported. Saturday.
Cohen worked closely with Trump for years before the coup, much public as evidence from Congress last year before Trump was indicted.
Cohen is now serving a three-year sentence, among other things, making false statements to Congress. In a letter to be published next week, Cohen alleges that Trump described Mandela as a poor leader, according to the Washington Post who reported receiving a copy of the letter.
Cohen also quoted Trump as saying: “Tell me one black-owned country that doesn’t have a hole. They’re all f – toilets.”
White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany responded by attacking Cohen’s honesty.
“Michael Cohen is a shameless and lawless lawyer, who lied to Congress. He has lost all trust, and it is not surprising to see his latest attempt to win the lie, ”McEnany said in a statement.
Trump called Cohen a “mouse,” a liar, and Cohen said he faced repeated death threats from Trump supporters.
Trump, a Republican, wants re-election and will face Democrat Joe Biden in the election on November 3. At a Republican rally in August where Trump was formally nominated to appear in the polls, speakers defended Trump over past allegations of apartheid.
Cohen suspects that Trump was firing a few, and that Trump said in his 2016 presidential campaign that he would not win the Spanish vote, reports the Washington Post. According to Cohen, Trump said: “As blacks, they are too stupid to vote for Trump.”
Cohen is working time to evade paying taxes, illegal statements and campaign violations, the last of which is related to payments to silence women who suspect stories with Trump ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
He was released and detained at home in May given the risk of being arrested for COVID-19 in prison, but was re-arrested in July. The federal judge ruled that Cohen had retaliated by arranging for the publication of his letter, and ordered that he be released.