Pastor Darrell Scott, a close confidante of Donald Trump, said in his new book, “Nothing to Lose: Unlikely Allies in the Struggle for Black America” (out Tuesday), that the president is no racist.
The Ohio-based Scott first met the then-businessman and reality TV star in 2011, when he was mulling a run against Barack Obama in the 2012 election, and asked Trump, “What makes you think black people will vote for you? Word on the street is, you’re a racist.”
Scott writes in the book that Trump looked him in the eye, and said: “I’m the least racist person you ever want to meet.”
“There was a genuineness there,” Scott told The Post. “I was expecting him to pander and he didn’t.”
Scott also developed a tight-knit friendship with Michael Cohen, Trump’s fixer, who would repeatedly text Scott: “Say something good about me to the boss.” He said Cohen craved constant validation from Trump and would relentlessly ask Scott