Trump's Lawyer Goes Peak 'I Can't Be Racist, I Have Black Friends,' Posts Photo Collage Of Black Friends On Twitter
Just post your convenient black friends and go.
Roughly every black person has been on the receiving end of the infamous racism denial phrase, “I can’t be racist, I have black friends!”
Like what you're reading?
Get more in your inbox.
Not even a day after his boss questioned whether all Nazis are bad people, Donald Trump's lawyer is employing the trite phrase in effort to show that he isn't racist.
According to New York Magazine, Cohen took to Twitter to make sure that everyone knew that he wasn’t racist … despite the president's recent remarks, and despite his support for the president.
As the son of a holocaust survivor, I have no tolerance for #racism. Just because I support @POTUS @realDonaldTrump doesn't make me a racist pic.twitter.com/lfIwdosreE— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) August 16, 2017
Cohen then coupled the tweet with a bunch of pictures with himself alongside Trump political aide Omarosa Manigault, vloggers Diamond and Silk and pastor Darrell Scott, among others.
Scott, in particular, endorsed the tweet:
My Brother; who I've talked to every day for the last 6 years!!! This is no photo op...these relationships are REAL!!! https://t.co/eRFnBffG5a— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) August 16, 2017
NY Mag Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi shared a text exchange with Cohen, in which she confronted him about what he was doing.
Is today over yet? pic.twitter.com/ku6fNsAtK4— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 16, 2017
🤷🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/snF7Gii1cV— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 16, 2017
🤦🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/H34VNKHvNc— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 16, 2017
This is going super well pic.twitter.com/kiZdiOV7gG— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 16, 2017
He stopped answering after my last text btw— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 16, 2017
As we’ve covered, a good portion of the American public has not been here for the way Trump has handled Charlottesville.
Many also aren’t here for Cohen or his display, and immediately called him out on it.
“Listen, my father survived BLACKFRIENDS the holocaust. I have no tolerance BLACKFRIENDS for racism. Just because BLACKFRIENDS I support…" https://t.co/nY4BQDhXge— yawn solo (@ethiopianboy) August 16, 2017
Trying to justify by posting pics with his black friends....🤦♀️ lol— Tj (@MzT2UBoo) August 16, 2017
pic.twitter.com/AE1i5dPBeK— Barb ZIM (@zimmerwoman) August 16, 2017