A former White House aide and reality show contestant claims she “heard” a recording of President Donald Trump using the ‘N-word’ on the sets of NBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, newspaper reports say.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, 44, told National Public Radio (NPR) that “hearing” it from the president himself “changed everything” for her, an African-American.
However, she could not give a convincing answer to NPR’s Rachel Martin on why she failed to mention this in her upcoming book Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House which will be released on Tuesday (Aug 14).
Although the author drew Martin’s attention to a certain passage in the book to prove her point, he said it does not mention she directly heard the president say the N-word.
In the book, she just cites three sources who claimed they heard the N-word multiple times in the alleged ‘Trump tape’ during the filming of his reality show. While working in the White House, she tried to find the tape but her book does not say whether it exists.
In another disclosure, Manigault Newman claims Trump’s re-election campaign adviser Lara Trump offered her $15,000 a month if she signs a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) after she was ousted from White House last year, according to Washington Post which got excerpts from her book.
She claims in the book that she rejected the offer made in exchange for her silence.
The Trump campaign did not respond to media request for comment, possibly to prevent the issue from gaining undue attention.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the book is riddled with lies and false accusations by a former disgruntled employee. She said it is sad that media is focusing on a woman whom they did not take seriously when she was all praise for the president while serving as his chief liaison to the African American community.
The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday that Manigault Newman used to secretly record some of the conversations she had with Trump.
The Washington Post says that some of her recordings of conversations by other White House aides matched their quotes found in the excerpts from the book.
Although tangible evidence on serious charges against Trump seems to be missing, according to reports, Manigault Newman’s book may cause some trouble for his aides as the author clearly mentions who said what, when and where.