Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Former White House Adviser Says She Taped Inside Secret Situation Room

Former White House Adviser Says She Taped Inside Secret Situation Room

She boasts it finally proves Trump is racist - because, as Stephen Colbert pointed out, declining to rent to black tenants, saying a Nazi rally had some fine people and calling African countries "sh*thole" is not proof enough.

The latest tape recording appears to show Trump expressing surprise about her firing, saying "nobody even told me about it".

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. This prompted Tapper to ask: "If she's so horrific, what was she doing in the White House in the first place?"

McClain laughed at the notion that he played the recording for Manigault-Newman, according to HuffPost: "You've got to be bullsh--ng me". That's possible, considering her reputation as a reality show villain on "The Apprentice".

"It sounded as if he used it every day", Manigault Newman said.

"If you're caught on tape, that's a bit more dramatic that the "he said, she said". I would rarely see her but heard. When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & nothing but problems. "She never made it, never will", Trump said in an August 13 tweet.

"Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn't want interviews) when she worked in the White House", he continued.

Though the administration's NDAs are likely unenforceable, they represent an intimidation tactic to silence government employees even after they have left the White House.

Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told a morning television show Monday Manigault Newman may have broken the law.

Omarosa said at one point during the sit-down that Guthrie, 46, was asking questions too quickly.

The Republican president claimed that Manigault Newman "already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!" - a first admission that members of the administration were asked to sign potentially illegal hush deals.

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. Monday night on Fox News, Trump 2016 spokeswoman and 2020 Trump campaign Senior Adviser Katrina Pierson laid down details of Patton's account and refuted Manigault's book claims of a conversation involving Pierson and Patton. "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".

Burnett's representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

In the recording with Kelly, which Manigault Newman quotes extensively in her new book, Kelly can be heard saying that he wants to talk with her about leaving the White House. According to the New York Daily News, Mangigault-Newman, in one section of the book, writes that Trump called his son a "f*ck-up" for publicly posting the emails he exchanged with Rob Goldstone.

The White House has defended the president, slamming the former staffer's book as being "riddled with lies and false accusations".

Several senior aides said Monday that they doubted Manigault Newman was the only person taping her conversations at work.

Manigault Newman's exit does highlight the lack of diversity among Trump's top aides.

All Trump campaign staffers were required to sign a nondisclosure agreement upon joining the campaign.

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