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Manigault told NBC host Chuck Todd that she took that as a threat.
"It's pretty clear from that recording that John Kelly came in and said 'This is the end, we want you to leave, '" she said. Early excerpts have been denounced by White House officials, who are launching a concerted effort to discredit their former colleague.
"It is hindsight. But I will say this to you, I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation", she said. "So yes, I had to protect myself, and I have no regrets about it".
NFL National Anthem Protests: South Florida Police Unions Call For Ticket Boycott
The NFL announced a new policy during the offseason stating players have the option to stay in the locker room during the anthem. With the NFL preseason having officially started this past week, so have protests during the national anthem .
The truly troubling thing about the tape, as an alarmed Twitter quickly picked up on, is that it exists at all.
The book also claims that Mr Trump behaves "like a dog off the leash" at events he attends without his wife, Melania.
She also writes she turned down an offer from Trump's daughter-in-law to sign a nondisclosure agreement in exchange for a job on the President's re-election campaign paying $15,000 per month. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has described it as "riddled with lies and false accusations" and accused the author of being "a disgruntled former White House employee trying to profit off these false attacks".
However, Karl doubled down on his question, again asking about Sessions' future in the White House. Trump blamed the violence on "many sides", rather than condemning the white supremacists who were protesting.
Ivanka Trump and her husband reportedly pressured her father to single out white supremacists and neo-Nazis immediately after the violence previous year, and he did - and then reversed himself within a day, once again blaming both sides.