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Recently CNN interviewed Jack O'Donnell and they talked about a quote from Trump in his (Jack O'Donnell) book.

I've got black accountants at Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day... I think that the guy is lazy. And it's probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is. I believe that it's not anything they can control.

Is the any other evidence for this claim?

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    Snopes didn't find any, and notes that Trump denies saying it. – Nate Eldredge Aug 20 '18 at 1:34
  • Welcome to Skeptics! On one hand, we have an author who claims (in that interview) to have taken contemporaraneous notes of a private conversation. On the other, we have Trump denying he said it. What sort of evidence are you looking for that could confirm or refute the claim? – Oddthinking Aug 20 '18 at 2:44
  • I'm going to put this on hold, until we get some idea of what an answer could possibly look like, because otherwise it is just looking like a partisan jab. – Oddthinking Aug 20 '18 at 2:45
  • @SamHarrington: What do you mean? Snopes discusses this exact quote (among others) on the page I linked. They confirm that O'Donnell claims that Trump said it, and then they say that "...neither the statement nor the sentiment behind it has been corroborated elsewhere." – Nate Eldredge Aug 20 '18 at 3:52
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    @NateEldredge Snopes mostly seems to focus on the presentation of that meme (two separate quotes, which they interpreted as being misleadingly placed to make it seem that they belong together). They also note that Trump said: "The stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true" (he changed his mind two years later). I agree with Oddthinking though; in the end, it is the word of one person (+ Trump saying that it's true) against the later word of Trump, and we can't really add any definitive information here as it's from a private meeting. – tim Aug 20 '18 at 7:31

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