Trump Called Evangelical Christianity 'Bullshit,' Privately Mocked Evangelicals As Gullible: Michael Cohen
Category: News & PoliticsVia: jbb • 3 weeks ago • 63 comments
By: The Washington Post (The Gaily Grind)
President Trump's longtime lawyer and personal fixer, Michael Cohen, alleges in a new book that Trump privately mocked Evangelicals and called Christianity "bullshit."
In the book, "Disloyal: A Memoir," which was obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its Tuesday publication date, Cohen writes that before winning the presidency, Trump held a meeting at Trump Tower with prominent evangelical leaders, where they laid their hands on him in prayer.
Afterward, Trump allegedly said: "Can you believe that bulls-t? Can you believe people believe that bulls-t?"
"The cosmic joke was that Trump convinced a vast swathe of working-class white folks in the Midwest that he cared about their well-being," Cohen writes. "The truth was that he couldn't care less."
Cohen also depicts Trump as being crude toward women, including inadvertently commenting on Cohen's then-15-year-old daughter as she finished up a tennis lesson: "Look at that piece of a-," Trump said, according to Cohen. "I would love some of that."
He also describes a tawdry 2013 visit to a Las Vegas club, the Act, with Trump and Aras and Emin Agalarov — a Russian father-and-son oligarch duo. Cohen asserts that the group watched a debauched strip show that included one performer who simulated urinating on another performer, who pretended to drink it.
Trump's reaction to the show, Cohen writes, was "disbelief and delight."
Read the rest of the report by The Washington Post, here.