Trump says "Apprentice" producer told him there's no "N-word" tape

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After the recordings were made public, Trump lashed out her on Twitter, calling her "Wacky Omarosa".

NBC's "Today" program on Monday played the brief recording, in which a voice presumed to be Mr Trump's claims to have had no knowledge that she was sacked and expresses regret at the 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.

Trump officials and a number of outside critics denounced the recordings as a serious breach of ethics and security - and White House aides anxious about what else Manigault Newman may have captured in the West Wing.

Records show a number of payments to former Trump aides - or firms owned and operated by former Trump aides - who have been tied to some of the recent scandals plaguing the White House.

Omarosa also had a bridal "going away" party before her wedding with none other than aides close to the president. When Trump Jr. was told that Veselnitskaya might be able to provide information that could cripple Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, Trump responded at one point "if it's what you say I love it". "What happened?" he said, apparently unaware she had already been fired.

"You know they run a big operation, but I didn't know it". "There might be the perception, particularly by our enemies, that the entire White House might be compromised, and that's kind of scary", she said, adding: "The audience isn't just us and Omarosa and Trump".

"The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security-and then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee", Sanders said in a August 12 statement. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. Trump and Conway both chose to use the more legally loaded term of "non-disclosure agreement" when publicly chastising her for sharing scandalous gossip about her White House tenure. "She was vicious, but not smart", he tweeted. "I would rarely see her but heard really bad things", Mr. Trump tweeted. Nasty to people & would constantly miss meetings & work. "I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me - until she got fired!"

In a follow-up tweet, Mr. Trump attacked Omarosa's credibility and referred to media outlets reporting on her as "Fake news!"

According to Mr. Trump, he received a call from television producer Mark Burnett, who created the reality show, assuring him that no such tape exists. "Not only is this flat-out false (I've never heard such a thing), but Omarosa didn't even make an effort to call or email me to verify". I've got all the time you need. This is his pattern with African-Americans, and he doesn't know how to control himself.

Kelly can be heard in one of the clips aired by the network Sunday morning suggesting a smooth exit would help her reputation, a remark that Manigault Newman told Todd she took as a threat.

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