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Barrack Testifies He Was Worried About GOP’s ‘Racist Tone’ in 2016

  • Colony Capital founder denies shaping party platform for UAE
  • Trump friend testifying in own defense at foreign-agent trial
Tom Barrack

Tom Barrack

Photographer: Misha Friedman/Bloomberg

Tom Barrack testified that he was concerned about the Republican Party’s “racist tone” ahead of the 2016 convention where his longtime friend Donald Trump was officially named its presidential nominee.

The Colony Capital LLC founder resumed testimony Wednesday at his trial on charges that he sought to influence the Trump campaign and administration as an unregistered agent of the United Arab Emirates.