Omarosa Manigault-Newman is going after President Donald Trump and his administration with a book entitled “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” set to be released on Aug. 14.
In her new book “Unhinged,” Omarosa Manigualt Newman claims she was let go by the White House because she was trying to prove there are tapes with President Trump using the N-word on “The Apprentice.”
In the book, obtained by USA TODAY, Omarosa says she is now convinced her former mentor is a “racist.”
The former White House aide and reality TV star says she has not heard the tapes herself, but claims sources have told her that audio exists and that Trump uses the racial slur.
“Apprentice” producer Bill Pruitt first claimed in October 2016 that there were tapes of Trump using the N-word and other slurs on the reality TV program. Omarosa competed in the show’s first season.
In 2016, Mark Burnett, producer of “The Apprentice,” would neither confirm nor deny the tapes exist, but said that even if they did, he couldn’t release them because he doesn’t control them.
In “Unhinged,” which goes on sale Tuesday, Omarosa writes, according to the reports: “It had finally sunk in that the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist. Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African Americans as a whole.’’
According to the Times, Omarosa continues: “Three sources in three separate conversations had described the contents of this tape. They all told me that President Trump hadn’t just dropped a single N-word bomb. He’d said it multiple times throughout the show’s taping during off-camera outtakes, particularly during the first season of ‘The Apprentice.’”
She writes, “I would look like the biggest imbecile alive for supporting a man who used that word.”
Omarosa left the White House in December 2017. In the new book, she writes that she believes White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wanted to get rid of her because it was known she was trying to verify the tapes.
On Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “Unhinged” is “riddled with lies and false accusations.”
Said Sanders: “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.”
Earlier this week, The Daily Beast reported that Omarosa has smartphone tapes of Trump that she has played for people.
On Friday, George Conway, husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, said Omarosa’s claims in “Unhinged” that Trump used racial slurs about him are “absurd” and “not credible.”
George Conway is half Filipino. According to The Guardian, Omarosa writes in “Unhinged” of a conversation in which Trump said: “Would you look at this George Conway article? (Expletive) FLIP! Disloyal! (Expletive) Goo-goo.”
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