Michael Cohen and his collage of Black people

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Trump lawyer’s ‘I have black friends’ collage is getting hilariously roasted

This isn't the best way to prove you aren't racists.


David Covucci

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Posted on Aug 16, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 8:24 pm CDT

If there is one tried and true way for white people to attempt to deny that they are racists, it is to claim they have black friends.

That method is considered trite and ineffective, as people’s interpersonal relationships don’t really directly correlate with their world views, but it doesn’t stop some from trying—and subsequently getting mocked for their feeble efforts.

President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, went that route on Wednesday morning, after a chaotic few days of racial tension in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the president’s disastrous press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Many, many people disagree with that position—an argument that’s been ongoing since before the election—arguing that since many of Trump supporters espouse racist ideology, any support of the president makes you complicit.




Upon receiving scores of LMAOs, Cohen went on a Twitter storm, retweeting people of color and Jewish people who said they too stood with President Trump.


Cohen also shared a Facebook post from Lynne Patton, a black woman who works for Trump in the Department of Housing and Urban Development,

Many, however, feel the president has cast his lot with the hate-filled bigots she refers to.

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*First Published: Aug 16, 2017, 11:04 am CDT