Omarosa recorded John Kelly firing her

Tonya Becker
August 13, 2018

When asked on Meet the Press how often she made recordings during her time working for President Donald Trump, Omarosa said: "This is a White House where everybody lies. you have to have your own back".

In her book, Manigault Newman paints an ugly picture of Donald Trump, including claiming there are tapes of him using the N-word during the filming of his The Apprentice reality TV series, which she co-starred on. But she told Chuck Todd on Sunday that she was later able to hear a recording of Trump during a trip to Los Angeles.

"If we make this a friendly departure we can all. look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation without any difficulty in the future relative to your reputation", Kelly can be heard saying on the tape.

But Manigault Newman now says she was "used" by Trump, calling him a "con" who "has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities" and is "truly a racist".

While White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders flagged the "blatant disregard for national security", Singleton similarly sounded the alarm. "I have to protect myself and I have no regret about it", she said in the interview.

The Trump campaign and Lara Trump declined to comment on Manigault Newman's description of the deal Lara Trump supposedly offered her.

Those of us who are old enough remember the tapes President Nixon made when he was in the White House.

"It's sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the President during her time in the administration", Sanders said.

The statement continued, saying the president and his family have "always been kind, generous, thoughtful, and respectful to me and other people of color".

Ms Newman, a former star of "The Apprentice" in the U.S., said that she now regretted her White House role.

Manigault Newman had indeed been a staunch defender of the president for years, including pushing back, as the highest-profile African-American in the White House, on accusations that he was racist.

The former White House staffer detailed her claim in her forthcoming book, writing that the offer was a way to keep her from speaking out. "They told me I could work from home, if I wanted to work".

"They take me into the Situation Room, the doors are locked, they tell me I can't leave and they start to threaten me, put fear in me, to put me under duress", she said.

Former White House lawyers and government ethics experts have said the agreements raised serious legal questions and reflected Trump's refusal to submit to the norms of public disclosure or respect free speech rights.

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway responded on ABC's This Week that confidentiality agreements in the White House exist for a reason.

She repeated what she asserts in the book: that Trump is a "racist, misogynist and bigot", a realization that she said dawned on her only as her rocky White House tenure came to an end.

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