Disgraced Trump fixer and personal lawyer Michael Cohen describes the president's obsessive 'hatred and contempt' for his predecessor Barack Obama in alarming detail in his new tell-all book.
In the book, Disloyal: A Memoir, Cohen claims that at some point in time, Trump hired a 'Faux-Bama' lookalike to star in a bizarre video in which he 'ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him'.
The book features a photograph showing Trump sitting behind a desk opposite a besuited black man with graying hair and an American flag pin on his lapel, alongside a book labeled 'Obama'.
CNN, which obtained an 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.
However, a copy of the video has since resurfaced online as reports claimed that it was meant to be aired at the 2012 Republican National Convention before it was canned by party leaders.
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Donald Trump and a Barack Obama lookalike are seen in the 'Faux-Bama' parody described in Michael Cohen's new book
The 'Faux-Bama' video resurfaced online after Cohen's recollection came to light, showing Trump slamming the Obama lookalike's presidential record, lack of business acumen and his golf skills before telling him: 'You're Fired!'
The video, published by Breitbart in 2013, was crafted as a parody of Trump's reality TV series, the Celebrity Apprentice.
It shows Trump slamming the Obama lookalike's presidential record, lack of business acumen and his golf skills before he declares his Apprentice catchphrase - 'You're Fired!' - and banishes him from his office.
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
Trump explained the video to Breitbart at the time of its 2013 publication, saying that the RNC 'never put it on'.
'The reason they didn't put it on is because they thought it was too controversial. Controversy. It might not be politically correct,' Trump said.
The Faux-Bama video was one of many examples of Trump's alleged attacks on Obama laid out in Cohen's book, which is set to hit the shelves on Tuesday.
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 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'
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 White House hit back at Cohen - who is currently serving out a three-year federal prison sentence for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance violations - in a statement on Saturday.
In a statement to the Washington Post Saturday, White House said that
'Michael Cohen is a disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer, who lied to Congress. He has lost all credibility, and it's unsurprising to see his latest attempt to profit off of lies,' press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told the Washington Post.
Another White House spokesperson told AP that the memoir amounted to 'fan fiction'.
Cohen 'readily admits to lying routinely but expects people to believe him now so that he can make money from book sales,' White House spokesman Brian Morgenstern said.
'It's unfortunate that the media is exploiting this sad and desperate man to attack President Trump.'
Cohen claimed that Trump said Nelson Mandela (pictured in 1996) had turned South Africa into a 's**thole' and that he 'was no leader'
But the extensive amount of detail included in each of Cohen's recollections has led some to believe that there is a certain degree of truth behind them.
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**ked the whole country up. Now it's a s**thole. F**k Mandela. 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'.
In another section regarding the president's alleged racism, Cohen recounts how Trump's three eldest children begged him to drop out of the 2016 presidential race after he made disparaging remarks about Hispanics during a speech announcing his candidacy.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with