Omarosa's White House recordings fuel Trump woes

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She wore that jacket to hurt Trump, setting off a controversy that he would have to fix, prolonging the conversation about the administration's insensitivity, ruining the trip itself, and trying to make sure that no one asked her to do something like that again.

She repeatedly told her to calm down and when asked if she actually heard Trump use the racial slur, Omarosa fired back with, "I answered that question, Savannah, so what's the next question?"

On December 12, 2017, at approximately 11:30PM (EST) - a date I now know to be the evening Omarosa was relieved of her official duties by General Kelly - I received a telephone call from her informing me that she had personally heard a second-hand recording of President Trump using the "N-word" in a derogatory fashion. Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn't want interviews) when she worked in the White House. This is his pattern with African Americans. Look at her MANY recent quotes saying such wonderful and powerful things about me - a true Champion of Civil Rights - until she got fired. In the book, she reportedly claims without evidence that tapes exist of Trump using the N-word as he filmed his "The Apprentice" reality series, on which she co-starred.

Manigault Newman later expressed willingness to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow - and indicated that she had already been contacted by his office.

President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults - reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.

"I was not signed to a non-disclosure agreement to hush me up", Lotter said. She told Sean Spicer to stop calling on me.

"I don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have", the tweet continued.

Omarosa Manigault-Newman wasn't offered a $15,000-per-month job with Donald Trump's re-election campaign in early 2017 to keep her quiet, a high-ranking campaign official said Monday.

The White House claims the book is "riddled with lies".

What is contained in the remainder of Manigault Newman's tapes is a mystery, at least for now. "So yes, I had to protect myself and I have no regret about it", Manigault Newman told host Chuck Todd. People in the White House hated her. "In fact the president and his family have been nothing but kind, generous, and respectful to myself and everyone else that I know of color".

But neither Sanders nor other White House officials provided an explanation for why Trump hired Manigault Newman in the first place to manage communications for the Office of Public Liaison. Neither the White House nor campaign immediately replied to TPM's requests for comment.

Manigault Newman said she viewed the conversation as a "threat" and defended her decision to covertly record it and other White House conversations, saying otherwise "no one" would believe her.

Omarosa married Newman - her second husband - at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., where she walked down the aisle in a lace pink dress, all while she was employed at the White House.

Manigault Newman also said on MSNBC she "absolutely" has more recordings, but hasn't decided whether she'll release them.

In addition, Manigault Newman may have broken a nondisclosure agreement that everyone in the West Wing must sign, Kellyanne Conway said on August 12.

"He had to protect himself from allegations that would come up, both personal and business", said Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide.

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