Following Donald Trump’s appalling defense of the Alt-Right Nazis who marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia while giving Nazi salutes, it left White House aides and advisers “appalled and furious.” Trump is tearing his administration and the GOP apart as he casually accepts Nazism in this country while demonizing anti-racist protesters.
That leaves those who still support him in a precarious position. Case in point: Trump’s personal attorney who on Wednesday took to Twitter to write, “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,” and he included pictures of himself with black people, so now you know he’s totally not a racist.
See, he has pictures to prove it:
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) August 16, 2017
That didn’t go down well on Twitter.
The fact that you felt compelled to tweet this should tell you something
— AdamAnnapolis (@adamannapolis) August 16, 2017
Trying to justify by posting pics with his black friends….♀️ lol
— Tj (@MzT2UBoo) August 16, 2017
— Barb ZIM (@zimmerwoman) August 16, 2017
look at this “look!! i have black friends” mess, you’re complicit & i hope you’re ashamed for life
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) August 16, 2017
The individuals in the pictures Cohen posted include former NFL players Ray Lewis and Jim Brown – both with checkered pasts – senior White House aide Omarosa Manigault, and video bloggers Diamond and Silk, all are staunch Trump supporters, almost as if they’re making a vast fortune by betraying their own race and this country.
Lewis was charged in the fatal stabbing of two people outside an Atlanta Super Bowl party in 2000, but he dodged a murder rap in a plea deal in which he agreed to testify against the two other suspects. Brown has been arrested numerous times for sexual abuse and assault.
It’s quite telling that Michael Cohen feels the need to say that just because he supports Trump, it doesn’t make him a racist. Meaning, he knows Trump is a racist.
Featured image via the totally not racist lawyer’s Twitter account.