Trump Hired Obama Look-Alike In Bizarre Video Stunt

US President Donald Trump listens to officials during a roundtable discussion on community safety, at Mary D. Bradford High School in in Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 1, 2020. - Trump said Tuesday on a visit to protest-hit Kenosha, Wisconsin that recent anti-police demonstrations in the city were acts of "domestic terror" committed by violent mobs. "These are not acts of peaceful protest but really domestic terror," Trump said, describing multiple nights of angry demonstrations last week after a white police officer in Kenosha shot a black man in the back at close range. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump Hired Obama Look-Alike In Bizarre Video Stunt

The clip of him “belittling the first Black president” has surfaced online.

Published September 6th

Written by BET Staff

Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, reveals his ex-boss’ hatred of President Barack Obama once took a truly bizarre turn. 

In Cohen’s book Disloyalty: A Memoir, published by CNN and The Washington Post, he confirms that Trump actively pursued his grudge against President Obama by hiring a lookalike “Fauxbama” and “ritualistically belittled the first Black president and then fired him” in a bizzare video. 

RELATED: Donald Trump Bans Diversity Training And Calls It ‘Anti-American Propaganda’

CNN reports that in the book Cohen does not name the man that was hired to play Obama. He also did not confirm when the incident took place but does include a picture from when the video was shot. 

A copy of the video has now surfaced online.

RELATED: Trump Whines About Michelle Obama’s Speech At The Democratic National Convention

It was initially meant to air during the 2013 RNC convention, according to reports, but did not make the cut by the Republican Party. 

Later published by Breitbart, the video shows Trump sitting across his desk looking at a man who resembles former President Barack Obama for a parody video of Trump’s reality show The Apprentice. The video ends with Trump shouting his infamous line, “you’re fired” at Obama dismissing him from his office. 

"The reason they didn't put it on is because they thought it was too controversial,” Trump told the outlet.  “Controversy. It might not be politically correct."

(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)


Latest in news