Trump Fires Back at Former Staffer Omarosa Manigault


The panel on "The Five" reacted to former White House aide and reality star Omarosa Manigault-Newman audiotaping private conversations with Chief of Staff John Kelly and President Donald Trump.

The alleged tape figures a central role in Manigault's book, where she says that she sought to uncover the evidence of racism until she was sacked by White House chief of staff John Kelly.

Manigault Newman claimed this week that there is a recording of Trump using the N-word during his time hosting The Apprentice on NBC News.

The White House has no way of knowing how many tapes Manigault Newman might have, the official said, even as they explore legal avenues for preventing their release and punishing her for making them.

Earlier, the president accused Manigault Newman as "wacky" and "not smart" after his former co-star revealed her recording of a phone conversation with him. Manigault Newman, he noted, has a new book going on sale.

She added: "And that's not appropriate". Manigault Newman alleges in her book that Trump's campaign offered her a $15,000 per month payment in exchange for signing a binding document saying she wouldn't disclose information the President or his agents deemed confidential. "Oh, oh, cheese and crackers, I- I don't love that you are leaving but, but I do love cheese and crackers'". I would rarely see her but heard.

Trump claimed "I don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have".

The White House and Trump have pounced on the discrepancy and her reputation as someone who seeks the spotlight in a bid to discredit her. Hogan Gidley, deputy press secretary, said media outlets never took her seriously until she released the tapes.

The US President made Omarosa a senior advisor in his White House administration after she starred alongside him in a string of The Apprentice spin-offs.

"Just having him call me out of my name, call me a lowlife, say that I'm not intelligent, this is what he does when it comes to African-Americans", she said.

The next morning, I immediately notified senior communications officials and a Trump family member of the same, only to discover the true nature of her departure was termination. "I had to calm myself down or I could have had a full-blown asthma attack", Manigault-Newman writes in the prologue.

Omarosa then chose to play producer and end the interview, saying, "You know that we have an interview right after this".

On Monday, the former Apprentice contestant released what she claimed is a recording to a phone call between herself and the President the day after she was sacked from government.

On the tape, a person whom Manigault Newman identifies as Pierson is heard saying: "I'm trying to find out at least the context it was used in to help us figure out a way to spin it".

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

"First of all, he is known to be an entertainer, to exaggerate", she said. When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & nothing but problems. "You can't hire people to work in the most powerful office in the world, paid by taxpayers and then when they turn on you say, 'That person's a insane liar and no one should trust them'".

"I was not signed to a non-disclosure agreement to hush me up", Lotter said.