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Michael Cohen Explains Why Donald Trump Is So Obsessed With Barack Obama

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He’s Black. He went to Harvard Law. He graduated at the top of his class. He’s incredibly articulate. He is all the things that Donald Trump wants to be, and he just can’t handle it. And what do you do if you can’t handle it, and you’re Donald Trump? You attack it.

— Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, in comments given about the president’s fixation on Barack Obama during an appearance on Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC. Cohen was a guest on the show to discuss his new book, Disloyal, where he makes quite a few rather damning (and incredibly colorful) allegations against his former employer.

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