"He has lost all credibility, and it's unsurprising to see his latest attempt to profit off of lies", McEnany said in a statement. He said he had the mentality of a "mob boss".
Cohen's new book, Disloyal, out on Tuesday, described the encounter. Here are some of the key claims.
He writes that Trump's three oldest children came to Cohen's office after Trump's campaign announcement in 2015, in which Trump referred to people coming to the USA from Mexico as rapists and murderers.
In the book Mr Cohen also alleges that Mr Trump described Mr Mandela as a poor leader, according to the Washington Post, which reportedly obtained a copy of the book. "They are all complete f-ing toilets".
He writes, "I became even more convinced that Trump will never leave office peacefully". Can you believe people believe that bulls***?' With the new book on Trump by Bob Woodward coming soon, and others by Trump's niece Mary Trump and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok that casts a critical eye on the president's cozy relationship with Russian Federation, the president is getting hammered on numerous fronts.
"Trump hired a "Faux-Bama" to participate in a video in which Trump "ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him", Cohen writes. The man has shown us time and time again that he is a relentless racist, misogynist, narcissist and cheat.
Cohen, who worked for Trump from 2006 to 2018, recently penned a tell-all memoir about the 45th president, excerpts from which were published by The Washington Post.
The remarks, reported first in The Atlantic magazine and corroborated by several outlets, including CNN, seemed so in character with Trump's public persona that even an onslaught of denials from current and former officials did little to negate the impression that Trump is a man who sometimes says bad things.
In 2019, President Trump told a rally in New Mexico: "Nobody loves Hispanics more".
"My biggest fear is that there will not be a peaceful transition of power in 2020", Cohen told NBC News. "And I believe that includes manipulating the ballots", Cohen said. His vice-president, Mike Pence, is a devout evangelical. The book reportedly contains a photo taken from the shoot.
Mr Cohen's book, seen by CNN ahead of its Friday release, also said Mr Trump reacted furiously to Mr Obama's election win in 2008.
Cohen assails Trump as an "organized crime don" and "master manipulator", but allows that he saw much of himself in a man he once considered a father figure. The payment, which violated campaign funding rules, was among the crimes that led to Cohen's jail term.
Cohen also claimed that the then presidential candidate had convinced a vast swathe of working-class white people in the Midwest that "he cared about their well-being".
"Locking up your political enemies, criminalizing dissent, terrifying or bankrupting the free press through libel lawsuits - Trump's all-encompassing vision wasn't evident to me before he began to run for president", Mr Cohen writes.