President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is accusing Trump of being a "racist," citing in part a comment the president made during a trip to Chicago.
Testifying under oath before a House committee, Cohen said Wednesday he heard Trump say that black people "would never vote for him because they were too stupid."
Cohen also said that when he and Trump were driving through a "struggling neighborhood" in Chicago, Trump said that "only black people could live that way."
Trump has denied charges of racism before, and has said, "I've never used racist remarks."
For more than a decade, Cohen was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life.
Cohen is set to begin a three-year prison sentence in May after pleading guilty to lying to Congress in 2017 and committing campaign finance violations while he was working for Trump.