WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer accuses the president of being a “cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator and a con man” in a scathing new book.

Michael Cohen’s “tawdrily readable” expose, Disloyal: A Memoir, offers a “bile-filled take on Trump and his minions”, The Guardian says.

The White House has denied a number of allegations made by Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in jail in 2018 after pleading guilty to tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance violations.