Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen claimed that Trump told him in 2016 that his rallies are almost all white because black people are too stupid to vote for him.
Vanity Fair reported, “During our conversation, Cohen recalled a discussion at Trump Tower, following the then-candidate’s return from a campaign rally during the 2016 election cycle. Cohen had watched the rally on TV and noticed that the crowd was largely Caucasian. He offered this observation to his boss. “I told Trump that the rally looked vanilla on television. Trump responded, ‘That’s because black people are too stupid to vote for me.’”
Cohen goes on to list several other instances where Trump used racist language or express racist views including Trump claiming that any country run by a black person is a s-hole country, before his infamous White House incident where he called African nations s-hole countries.
Black Voters Need To Show Trump Who The Real Dummy Is On Tuesday
Everyone knows that is a racist. He has made this crystal clear first on the campaign trail, and then in the White House. The verification from Michael Cohen doesn’t tell the American people anything that they don’t already know. It is the openness with his racism that is finally hurting the Republican Party.
Trump isn’t trying to hide it anymore, and it is telling that a man who preys on the fears of white low-educated voters thinks that African-Americans are too stupid to vote for him. African-American voters should show Trump how smart they are by going to the polls in record numbers both during early voting and on Tuesday and voting for Democratic candidates because any Republican that would stay in a party that is being led by a racist like Trump does not deserve your vote in this or any future election.
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