Trump brands ex-adviser Omarosa 'a dog'

Tanya Cunningham
August 14, 2018

Pierson then pointed to a media appearance by Manigault two days after the December 12 call Patton says Manigault made to her "informing [Patton] that [Manigault] had personally heard a second-hand recording of President Trump using the "N-word" in a derogatory fashion".

The former White House staffer wrote in her memoir she believes rumors there are tapes of the President repeatedly using the slur on the set of The Apprentice - but said she never heard a tape herself.

In audio of Omarosa's firing, Kelly wishes her a "friendly departure", adding that he hoped "you can go on without any difficulty in the future relative to your reputation".

Newman is now on a media tour promoting Unhinged, her new tell-all book about her time working for the Trump administration.

"The first thing he said was that the Hillary Clinton people started the birther movement; 'Omarosa, you're so naive, '" she said on MSNBC.

Beyond their war of words, the row touched on several sensitive issues in Trump's White House, including a lack of racial diversity among senior officials, security in the executive mansion, a culture that some there feel borders on paranoia and the extraordinary measures used to keep ex-employees quiet. She said if she had, she would have "left immediately". He said Kelly had called her a "loser & nothing but problems, " but he himself had tried to save her job - because he liked her public comments about him. Trump himself used the tactic in his life as a private businessman and the question of whether he's taping his conversations in the Oval Office arose previous year when he suggested there might be recordings of an encounter with former FBI Director James Comey (none ever materialized).

Noting that Trump is willing to answer questions about collusion but not obstruction of justice, Meyers continued: "On Friday, Giuliani and one of Trump's other lawyers, Jay Sekulow, guest-hosted Sean Hannity's radio show and discussed the case".

She added that the president "has done nothing" to help combat the battles.

When asked if he felt betrayed by Omarosa by a New York Times reporter on Saturday, Trump called his former aide a "lowlife". "Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn't want interviews) when she worked in the White House".

Trump said in an August 13 tweet that Manigault Newman indeed signed such an agreement. Mr. Trump came to office vowing to hire "only the best people" - but has struggled to put a lid on leaks, incompetence, backbiting and scandal inside his White House.

The source claimed: "Melania is exhausted of being quiet and hiding inside the White House".

Now, aides are wondering who else might be using a recording device to capture audio from private conversations. I just saw on the news that you're thinking about leaving.

It's not clear what agreement Trump was referring to.

But Trump has been defending himself on Twitter from her other criticisms. "Omarosa, how can you say that about the president three years after we all said that about the president", he joked.

The White House has slammed the book as being "riddled with lies and false accusations".

She responded to Trump's insults, saying: "It's sad that with all the things that is going on in the country that he would take time out to insult me and to insult my intelligence".

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