“They all know me for a while and call me a friend,” Michael Cohen told BuzzFeed News of the photo collage of him posing with different black people.
Among those pictured with Cohen were Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman, and online comedians and Trump supporters Diamond and Silk.
He said he had been receiving “horrific comments” all morning “about being anti-black, racist etc. for supporting Trump. It's just wrong!”
Cohen said he tweeted the photos to respond to these comments from detractors.
“Trump is not a racist and neither am I,” he said. “The attacks against him and all of us who support him are disgusting, disgraceful and hurtful. I emphatically denounce white supremacy, white nationalism, Nazi beliefs and hatred of anyone based on race, religion, creed, color or sexual orientation.”