Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Donald Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'lowlife'

Donald Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'lowlife'

Bits of her conversation with the former marine in the high-security Situation Room were played on the air when she appeared as a guest on the National Broadcasting Co's Meet the Press program to promote her new book, Unhinged, which is being released next week.

In the recording, Kelly can be heard to say that if her exit was "a friendly departure" she would be able to "go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation".

Omarosa Manigault has been all over the news this week with excerpts from her new book, where she's accused President Donald Trump of racism, said he's mentally declining, and claimed to have recorded conversations with him without his knowledge.

Omarosa Manigault shared one of her much-talked-about White House recordings with Meet the Press viewers on Sunday and it raises some terrifying possibilities. During the interview with Chuck Todd, she brought a recording of her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly and claimed that it involved a veiled "threat". "Goddamn it. I don't love you leaving at all".

Manigault Newman had said in the book that she had not personally heard the recording. According to the tape, Kelly says things could get "ugly" for her, and that she would be "open to some legal action" for conduct that would merit a court martial if she were in the military. And why didn't she take this opportunity to speak her mind to Trump, especially since she knew she was recording the conversation?

The White House shot back, stating that Manigault-Newman's termination for alleged ethical violations was handled properly.

Manigault Newman said that she had a "blind spot" when it came to President Trump. She was one of the highest paid employees on the White House staff, given a salary of nearly $180,000 a year.

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There was swift reaction from the Trump camp to her remarks.

Reacting to the tape, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley described the frenzy as the work of a "disgruntled" and "self-serving" former official. George Conway refuted her claims.

The White House announced in December a year ago that Newman was leaving her post. When talking about the reason she was releasing a book and the secret recordings, which she claims will give people a behind the scenes peek into all the lies told in the White House, she explained that it's for her own protection.

Since leaving the White House in December, she has penned a book, which she is now promoting. "That I tried to charge the residence at the White House".

She alleges that Trump has exhibited signs of a "mental decline that could not be denied" and says she went as far as printing out a study linking Diet Coke consumption to dementia and strokes and putting it in his briefing stack.

White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway also questioned Ms Manigault Newman's credibility in an interview on Sunday on American ABC's This Week.

The Republican National Committee has sent multiple email blasts to reporters after Manigault Newman's media appearances, one of which calls her a "terrible liar".

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