What the papers say – February 28

Allegations that Donald Trump is a “racist” and a “conman” made by his former lawyer feature on most front pages on Thursday.

Michael Cohen detailed a series of claims about the US president, including that he illegally channelled money to adult film star Stormy Daniels, The Guardian reports.

Appearing before Congress, Mr Cohen produced a 35,000 dollar cheque that he alleged showed Mr Trump had personally reimbursed him for paying off Ms Daniels, the Daily Telegraph says.

Other allegations included that Mr Trump thinks black people are “stupid” and that he entered the presidential race to make money – thinking he would lose – the Metro reports.

The Financial Times says Republicans attacked Mr Cohen, who is due to serve a three-year jail sentence for lying to Congress, saying it was the first time a “convicted perjurer has been brought back to be a star witness”.

Back in the UK, the Daily Mail leads with the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn ally Chris Williamson, who said the Labour party had been “too apologetic” about anti-Semitism.

The Derby North MP sparked outrage be saying the party had “given too much ground” in the row, the i reports.

The Independent says Mr Corbyn’s office initially intervened to prevent Mr Williamson being suspended.

In other news, the Duke of Cambridge has called for people to “come together for the common good”, The Sun reports.

William echoed the Queen’s recent plea for Britain to come together amid the rancour over Brexit, the Daily Express says.

The duke also criticised football clubs for treating young players as “financial assets” without proper regard for their mental health, the Daily Mirror says.

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