Michael Cohen Revealed The Racist, Homophobic Slurs Donald Trump Used To Describe A Gay, Black Harvard Graduate On “The Apprentice” And Americans Should Be Horrified

This is a whole new level of disgusting.

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Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t possibly get any worse, just when you thought he’d finally reached the depths of his depravity and cruelty, his racism and hatefulness had gotten as bad as it possibly could, another bombshell revelation rolls around to remind us all that there is no such this as “as bad as it gets” when it comes to the man that’s been torturing and destroying our country for the past four years.

Trump’s former personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen’s book has been a steady source of these revelations as of late, as his book hits the shelves and makes waves among the American public. To say the least, the tell-all certainly is not short on jaw-dropping secrets.

However, as protests continue to rage from coast to coast, and black people continue to be murdered in this country, this revelation may be the most disgusting one to date.

According to Cohen, during Trump’s time on his reality TV show, The Apprentice, Donald used a vile and disgusting anti-gay slur to describe contestant Kwame Jackson during the show’s 2004 premiere season. Might I remind you that this is the guy who would go on to serve as president of the United States?

Jezebel reports Cohen writing, “there were many times that [Trump] made racist comments. What he said in private was far worse than what he uttered in public.”

Cohen’s book continues:

As an example: in September 2008, we were in Chicago for the ‘topping off’ ceremony for The Trump International Hotel and Tower. Bill Rancic, who had won the first season of The Apprentice four years before, had been put in charge of the project. Trump reminisced to me about Rancic, who had been in a head-to-head with another contestant, Kwame Jackson. Kwame was not only a nice guy, but also a brilliant Harvard MBA graduate. Trump was explaining his back-and-forth about not picking Kwame.”

“‘There was no way I was going to let this black fag win,’ he said to me.”

Them. reporter Nico Lang writes, “Jackson, who has since gone on to be a commentator for CNN and MSNBC, confirmed to Vanity Fair that he overheard such comments.”

Metro Weekly adds, “Trump has previously been accused of using racial slurs during filming of The Apprentice and spin-off The Celebrity Apprentice, which he hosted between 2004 and 2015.”

So far, it seems that Jackson has not directly responded to the allegations outlined in Cohen’s book, however, he has clearly and publicly announced that he is vehemently anti-Trump.

Fox News interviewed Jackson in 2016 and reported, “he thinks Donald Trump is a racist.”

Can his racism get any clearer at this point?

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