Omarosa Manigault Newman is sticking to her word. On top of the release of her new book, Unhinged, the former White House Communications Director has also released recordings of Katrina Pierson and Lynne Patton discussing an alleged tape from Trump’s days on The Apprentice. According to Newman, Trump is heard on this alleged tape using the n-word. These new tapes allude to the narrative that Newman is unearthing the White House administration.
As the story of Unhinged begins to unfold, the former reality star is making new allegations that the Trump campaign knew about the tape before Trump was elected. In a 2016 phone conversation with Patton, Jason Miller (Campaign Communications Director), and Pierson are heard discussing how they were going to twist the story. Obtained by CBS, Katrina Pierson is heard saying, “I am trying to find at least what context it was used in to help us maybe try to figure out a way to spin it.”
This tape is accompanied by Pierson doing an interview Fox News, refuting all involvements of tape and denying the conversation ever took place. The two women involved have also released a statement in regards to these recent reports. The message began, “No one ever denied the existence of conversations about a reported ‘Apprentice’ tape. Of course, there were multiple discussions about it…because Omarosa was obsessed with it.”
They concluded their counter statement by admitting they never heard Trump say the n-word, “What has been definitively refuted is that we never had a call confirming that Frank Luntz, or anyone else, directly heard Donald J. Trump use derogatory language on this alleged tape. To the country, we clearly confirm the fact that President Trump denied ever using such derogatory language. Finally, none of this changes the fact that Omarosa told multiple high-level campaign & administration officials that she first heard the alleged audiotape last December.”
As there have been doubts on Newman’s credibility, due to the release of the recordings between her and Chief of Staff John Kelly while in the situation room in the WH. Newman has supported her actions by stating she needed documentation in the trials of turmoil such as this. She declared, “Yes, I’m the kind of person who covers her own back…In Trump World, everyone lies. Everyone says one thing one day and changes their story the next day.”
Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
Since the release of the book and tapes, Trump has gone
forth and started the legalities of arbitration. Trump shared the news on Monday that Newman signed a non-disclosure agreement. A Trump campaign official said in a statement, “Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. has filed an arbitration against Omarosa Manigault Newman, with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, for breach of her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the Trump Campaign.”
This legal move is amidst him describing Newman has a “dog” and a “lowlife” in his Twitter rant on Tuesday.
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 Kelly for quickly firing that dog!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018