WATCH: Donald Trump Pretended To ‘Fire’ Barack Obama Impersonator In ‘Apprentice’ Parody Video
The video was shot for the 2012 Republican National Convention and has been on YouTube for years, but with the upcoming release of Michael Cohen‘s book, it has recently started circulating on the site again.
In the book, Disloyal: A Memoir, Cohen describes how his former employer “ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him” in the video. He also goes on to quote several other racist remarks Trump made, aimed at Obama and other figures such as Nelson Mandela.
Ultimately, despite its production price tag of $100,000, Trump’s parody video never aired. Mitt Romney‘s campaign team said it was due to a schedule changed caused by the weather, but Trump reportedly thinks otherwise.
“The reason they didn’t put it on is because they thought it was too controversial,” he’s said about the video. “Controversy. It might not be politically correct.”
Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump was released on Sept. 8, and is now available for purchase.