Omarosa Releases a New Tape...This Time of a Conversation With Trump

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Since leaving the White House in December, she has penned a book, which she is now promoting. She argued that she was terminated unfairly, revealing that she had taped the conversation in which Kelly dismissed her, citing "integrity violations", back in December.

Manigault Newman was a contestant on Trump's reality show, "The Apprentice", and later served as a Senior Adviser to the President. Parts of her conversation with Kelly were played on the air.

"He goes on to say that things can get ugly for you, the Chief of Staff of the United States, under the direction of the President of the United States, threatening me on damage to my reputation and things getting ugly for me. We're not going in there to talk about, you know, parking or scheduling issues, you're going in there to talk about something very serious". So I'll let it go at that. "So the staff and everyone on the staff works for me not the president". "That I tried to charge the residence at the White House".

The casting of Manigault Newman as unstable raises the question of why the Trump administration hired someone like her in the first place.

"Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations", she said.

On Saturday, reporters asked Trump during an event at his golf club in New Jersey if he felt betrayed by Manigault Newman.

But she said that, after finishing her book, she had gone to Los Angeles to visit a person who had a copy of the tape in which Trump is said to use the slur. You know, they run a big operation but I didn't know it.

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"They take me into the Situation Room, the doors are locked, they tell me I can't leave and they start to threaten me, put fear in me, to put me under duress", she said. "They didn't really care if I showed up".

On Friday, as excerpts from Manigault Newman's book emerged, the White House decried the author and the media for offering her their attention.

Mr Luntz has denied the claim, saying he had never discussed the matter with Ms Manigault Newman.

She claims she also personally witnessed Trump using racial epithets when referencing his aide Kellyanne Conway's husband George, who is half-Filipino. "I was complicit, and for that I regret", she added, concerning aides in Trumps inner circle.

She repeated what she asserts in the book: that Trump is a "racist, misogynist and bigot", a realization that she said dawned on her only as her rocky White House tenure came to an end.

Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel tweeted: "Who in their right mind thinks it's appropriate to secretly record the White House chief of staff in the Situation Room?" He could not go into specifics about why she was sacked or how she was able to get a recording device in the room.

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