Longtime friend of President Trump and former director of communications for the White House office of public liaison Omarosa Manigault-Newman has a new memoir forthcoming, and we’re pretty sure you’ve already seen some of the outtakes. She is, of course, selling her book — so making big public claims is par for the course.
But generally, people don’t get very specific when they’re just hawking a book, because they want you to buy it. Omarosa, however, is a big fan of attention and so she’s releasing details that would not otherwise be available unless you plunked down the $24.99 for a copy of Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.
Namely, she’s revealed today that she has audio recordings of Trump using racial epithets, which, again, isn’t necessarily new — fellow Apprentice contestant Tom Arnold has made the same claims, and former producer Bill Pruitt from seasons one and two of the popular show says that the tapes exist along with recordings of “far worse.”
But aside from general knowledge of things that happened during his time on The Apprentice, which she claims are verifiable despite her not having been physically present, Omarosa also claims to have been personally there as Trump was reacting to an article by or about George Conway, Filipino husband to presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway. She claims Trump said:
Would you look at this George Conway article? Fucking FLIP! Disloyal! Fucking Goo-goo.”
Both “flip” and “goo-goo” are racial epithets used toward Filipino people.
Although Conway himself has cast doubt on the veracity of Omarosa’s claim, he does so on the basis of when she was dismissed from her employment at the White House — last December. But Manigault-Newman has been at the White House since her resignation as a guest and would have had every opportunity to be in the President’s company, even in “private” moments when he might use language like that.
In fact, Trump is just the kind of person to talk that way in front of people he’s known the longest — he can’t imagine having surrounded himself with people who aren’t like him, so he has no reason to hold back his true feelings.
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