After beforehand denying that she was fired from her place on the White Home, Omarosa Manigault Newman has launched a recording that allegedly proves Chief of Workers John Kelly not solely fired her, however threatened her whereas doing so.
Throughout an interview on Sunday with NBC’s Meet the Press, the Apprentice-contestant-turned-Trump-aide shared a tape with this system that was allegedly recorded in secret whereas Kelly fired her in December 2017.
Earlier than taking part in the tape, Manigault Newman — who served because the director of communications for the White Home Workplace of Public Liaison — stated that she made the recording with a purpose to “defend myself” from false tales about her time in Trump administration. Manigault Newman instructed Todd that she has “no remorse about” recording the interplay.
Within the recording, a person presupposed to be Kelly tells the previous White Home aide, “It is very important perceive that if we are able to make this a pleasant departure.” Kelly provides that it might be essential in order that Manigault Newman might “go on with none kind of issue sooner or later relative to your fame.”
“It’s very apparent a risk,” Manigault Newman instructed host Chuck Todd. “He goes on to say that issues can get ugly for you. The chief of workers of america underneath the course of the president of america threatening me on harm to my fame and issues getting ugly for me — that’s downright legal.”
Afterward the tape, when requested by Manigault Newman whether or not Trump was conscious that she was being fired, Kelly allegedly tells her, “Let’s not go down the highway,” including that “the workers and everybody on the workers works for me, not the president.”
Manigault Newman instructed Todd, Sunday, that she believed that assertion proved “Donald Trump has no concept what’s occurring within the White Home,” though she later admitted that after having “subsequent conversations” with Trump, he did know she was being fired.
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 12, 2018
Manigault Newman additionally addressed a declare made in her forthcoming tell-all memoir Unhinged that Trump was recorded utilizing the “N-word” in outtake footage from the Apprentice.
Whereas in her ebook Manigault Newman claimed to have heard in regards to the tapes from a number of sources, she alleged in the course of the Meet the Press interview that she has since heard the feedback herself.
“I heard this voice as clear as you and I are sitting right here,” she instructed Todd, including that after she really heard the recording, “it was confirmed, what I feared probably the most: that Donald Trump is a con man and has been masquerading as somebody who is definitely open to partaking with various communities.”
“However when he talks that method, the way in which he did on this tape, it confirmed that he’s really a racist,” she added.
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 12, 2018
Requested about Manigault Newman’s ebook by reporters on Saturday, the president merely referred to as her a “lowlife,” in accordance with a White Home pool report.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders additionally issued a press release saying that Unhinged “is riddled with lies and false accusations,” including that “it’s unhappy disgruntled former White Home worker is attempting to revenue off these false assaults, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her severely when she had solely optimistic issues to say in regards to the president throughout her time within the administration.”
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Republican pollster Frank Luntz, who stated he was cited as considered one of Manigault Newman’s sources, additionally spoke out in opposition to her claims.
“I’m in @Omarosa’s ebook on web page 149. She claims to have heard from somebody who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word. Not solely is that this flat-out false (I’ve by no means heard such a factor), however Omarosa didn’t even make an effort to name or e-mail me to confirm. Very shoddy work,” he wrote on Twitter.
I’m in @Omarosa’s ebook on web page 149. She claims to have heard from somebody who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word.
Not solely is that this flat-out false (I’ve by no means heard such a factor), however Omarosa didn’t even make an effort to name or e-mail me to confirm. Very shoddy work.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 10, 2018
Manigault Newman instructed Meet the Press that Trump by no means referred to as her the “N-word” to her face. However, she stated in her NBC interview: “I’m fairly sure that he’s most likely stated some very derogatory issues about me,” she stated. “In truth yesterday, on this second, earlier than the anniversary of Charlottesville, as an alternative of speaking about the way to unify the nation, he really insulted me by calling me a lowlife.”
“This can be a man who’s inclined to begin racially charged engagement,” she added.
Unhinged can be obtainable Aug. 14.