Trump lawyer denounces racism, posts photos of himself with black people

President Trump’s personal attorney on Wednesday took to Twitter to denounce racism, posting photos of himself with several black Americans the day after Trump drew bipartisan criticism for saying white nationalist and racist groups included some “very fine people.”

The individuals in the pictures Michael Cohen posted include former NFL players Ray Lewis and Jim Brown, senior White House aide Omarosa Manigault, and video bloggers Diamond and Silk. 

Cohen’s post comes as Trump faces renewed scrutiny for comments about the attack at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left one counterprotester dead and multiple others injured.

Trump initially blamed “many sides” for the violence at the Virginia rally. After issuing a condemnation of the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups on Monday, Trump reignited the controversy on Tuesday at a press conference by laying “blame on both sides” for the violence.

{mosads}“What about the alt-left that came charging at the — as you say, the alt-right?” Trump asked Tuesday.

“Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. As far as I am concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day.”

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