Omarosa Manigault-Newman says she has “heard the tape” of President Donald Trump saying “the n-word,” including, “When he talks that way, the way he did on this tape, it confirmed that he is truly a racist.”
Throughout an interview on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, Manigault-Newman instructed host Chuck Todd why that important element of truly listening to the racial slur was not talked about in her book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House”: as a result of the book “closed too soon.”
The president’s former aide defined that she had heard rumors “over and over again” that Trump had used the n-word throughout the taping of “The Apprentice,” and when she had a possibility to listen to the proof, she took it.
“When I had an opportunity to meet up with three different sources, they described the same exact statements,” she instructed Todd. “After I closed the book, I had an opportunity to go out in Los Angeles and sit down with the person who actually has a copy of the tape. And I heard his voice, as clear as you and I are sitting here.”
She continued, “I have heard for two years that it existed and once I heard it for myself, it was confirmed what I feared the most. That Donald Trump is a con and has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities but when he talks that way, the way he did on this tape, it confirmed that he is truly a racist.”
Though Trump has by no means used the n-word in her presence, she mentioned, “I am pretty certain that he’s probably said some very derogatory things about me.”
What those that have the recording are going to do with it’s one other query… and one thing Manigault-Newman is steering away from. “What I regret is that these people are probably trying to leverage it as this October surprise and I don’t want to be a part of that,” she mentioned.
The president responded to the accusations in Manigault-Newman’s e-book Saturday at a Bikers for Trump occasion at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, when a reporter requested if he felt his former aide betrayed him.
“Lowlife. She’s a lowlife,” he responded, placing his hand to the facet of his mouth as if whispering.
“I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation,” Manigault-Newman mentioned. “They continue to deceive this nation by how mentally declined he is, how difficult it is for him to process complex information, how he is not engaged in some of the most important decisions that impact our country. I was complicit and for that I regret.”
Manigault-Newman was criticized Sunday after it was revealed that she recorded her firing by White Home Chief of Workers John Kelly within the State of affairs Room on December 12. When requested by Todd how typically she taped individuals, Manigault-Newman replied, “I protected myself because this is a White House where everybody lies.”