Donald Trump's children begged him to drop out of the 2016 presidential race after he made disparaging remarks about Hispanics during a speech announcing his candidacy, disgraced fixer and personal lawyer Michael Cohen's new book claims.
In the book, Disloyal: A Memoir, Cohen recounts how Don Jr, Eric and Ivanka came to his office after their father's campaign announcement in 2015, during which he referred to people coming to the US from Mexico as drug dealers, rapists and murderers.
Cohen claims they asked him to convince their father to drop out of the race, arguing his rhetoric was 'killing the company'.
But, Trump was unconcerned with any harm to his businesses, Cohen says, quoting the future president as saying: 'Plus, I will never get the Hispanic vote.
'Like the blacks, they're too stupid to vote for Trump. They're not my people.'
That incident was one of many examples of Trump's alleged racism laid out in Cohen's book, an advance copy of which was obtained by the Washington Post ahead of its publication on Tuesday.
Donald Trump said Hispanics were 'like the blacks' and 'too stupid' to vote for him after he announced his presidential candidacy in 2015, Michael Cohen claims in his new book
Cohen recounted how Don Jr, Eric and Ivanka (above with Trump in 2017) came to his office after Trump's campaign announcement and asked him to convince their father to drop out of the race, arguing his rhetoric was 'killing the company'
In the book, Cohen reveals information about a variety of alleged Trump actions and statements that have made headlines since the former reality TV star ran for office.
The disbarred lawyer - who is currently serving out a three-year federal prison sentence for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance violations - also details Trump's 'hatred and contempt' of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Cohen's tell-all book, Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump, is hitting the shelves on Tuesday
Cohen claims that at some point in time, Trump hired a 'Faux-Bama' to star in a video, in which Trump 'ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him,' CNN reported Cohen as having written.
The news organization, which also obtained a copy of the memoir, said that the actor who played Faux-Bama was not named and there's no hint of when or why the video was filmed.
But, the book does include a color picture in which Trump can be seen sitting behind a desk opposite a besuited black man with graying hair and an American flag pin on his lapel.
One of the books on Trump's desk reads 'Obama'.
Over the years, Trump has been criticized for spreading 'birther' statements, which insinuated that Obama was unqualified to be president because he might not have been born in the US - an untrue theory.
Among Cohen's book's claims was that Trump said the only reason why Obama had been admitted to Columbia University for undergrad and then Harvard Law School was because of 'f**king affirmative action.'
Cohen also wrote that Trump's 'low opinion of all black folks' included him allegedly saying: 'Tell me one country run by a black person that isn't a s**thole. They are all complete f**king toilets.'
Cohen wrote that Trump said the only reason why Barack Obama (pictured) got into Columbia University and Harvard Law was 'affirmative action'
According to Cohen, Trump used the 's**thole' phrase again, when talking about South African President Nelson Mandela.
When Mandela died in 2013, Cohen wrote that Trump didn't think Mandela 'was a real leader — not the kind he respected'.
Cohen claimed that Trump said 'Mandela f---ed the whole country up. Now it's a s**thole. F**k Mandela. He was no leader.'
Cohen claimed that Trump said Nelson Mandela (pictured in 1996) had turned South Africa into a 's**thole' and that he 'was no leader'
Mandela was a key figure in ending apartheid in South Africa, a practice which divided the country along racial lines.
Trump was slammed in January 2018 after he allegedly said, during an Oval Office meeting about the visa lottery, 'Why do we want all these people from 's**thole countries' coming here?' while supposedly referring to Central American and African nations.
He later denied making the 's**thole countries' remark.
Despite all this, Cohen wrote that he never heard Trump utter the 'N-word'.
Cohen wrote that Trump went to the strip club with Russian father-son oligarchs Aras and Emin Agalarov.
During the visit, Cohen claimed that they watched as one of the strip club performers simulated urinating on another performer, who then pretended to drink it.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in -