Trump-Omarosa row deepens with more revelations about Trump White House
As the public spat between Donald Trump and former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman continued on Tuesday, the White House was unable to guarantee that no recordings exist of the president using the “N-word”.
According to an Iran Press report, at a White House briefing, press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked if she could say no such recordings would emerge.
“I can’t guarantee anything,” she said.
Sanders cited the president’s tweets on the matter and said: “I can tell you that the president addressed this question directly.” On Monday, Trump wrote: “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary and never have.”
On Tuesday morning, he added to earlier tweets when he wrote: “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General [John] Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”
Manigault Newman, a former contestant on the reality TV show The Apprentice, is promoting her memoir , 'Unhinged'. She has released two secret recordings related to her firing from the White House late last year and another related to the claims that Trump used the “N-word” during his career in reality TV.
Sanders said she had never heard Trump use the racial epithet in question.
In an interview on MSNBC on Tuesday afternoon, Manigault Newman introduced another angle to the row when she confirmed earlier hints that she has been interviewed by special counsel, Robert Mueller. The former FBI director is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and links between Trump aides and Moscow.
“I have” been interviewed, Manigault Newman said, though she said her “hands are tied” over any discussion of what she was asked.
Of Trump calling her a “dog”, Manigault Newman said: “I think that it just shows you that if he would say that publicly, what else would he say about me privately? He has absolutely no respect for women, for African Americans – as evidenced by him instructing the chief of staff to lock me for two hours in the Situation Room to harass me, to threaten me. He’s unfit to be in this office and to serve as the president of the United States.”
Earlier in the day, the Trump campaign accused her of breaching a 2016 non-disclosure agreement.
News source: The Guardian Newspaper
Video source: CBSNEWS