Michael Cohen fancied himself ‘Trump’s pit bull,’ new book reveals
Pastor Darrell Scott, a close confidante of Donald Trump, said in his new book, “Nothing to Lose: Unlikely Allies in the Struggle for Black America” (out Tuesday), that the president is no racist.
The Ohio-based Scott first met the then-businessman and reality TV star in 2011, when he was mulling a run against Barack Obama in the 2012 election, and asked Trump, “What makes you think black people will vote for you? Word on the street is, you’re a racist.”
Scott writes in the book that Trump looked him in the eye, and said: “I’m the least racist person you ever want to meet.”
“There was a genuineness there,” Scott told The Post. “I was expecting him to pander and he didn’t.”
Scott also developed a tight-knit friendship with Michael Cohen, Trump’s fixer, who would repeatedly text Scott: “Say something good about me to the boss.” He said Cohen craved constant validation from Trump and would relentlessly ask Scott to talk him up to “the boss.”
Cohen fancied himself Trump’s “pit bull,” Scott, 61, wrote, but one who bit family and friends. Cohen “disliked anyone he saw as a threat — and a threat was anyone he thought was closer to Trump than he was,” he said.
Cohen would nearly fly into a rage anytime someone accused Trump of being racist — defending his boss’ character and railing against it as a “false narrative.” Scott and Cohen were co-CEOs of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump.
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