Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in her new book “Unhinged” that President Trump repeatedly used the n-word during tapings of his show “The Apprentice” — and that the racial slur was documented on tape.
The reality television star says that sources told her about the existence of a tape that captured Trump using the racial slur during outtakes for NBC’s reality show. The New York Times confirmed that the explosive allegation appears in her new book.
Manigault-Newman notes that she never heard Trump use the word herself.
Manigault-Newman claims in her book that when she was fired, she felt a “growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist.”
“My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular,” she wrote.
“It had finally sunk in that the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist,” Manigault-Newman continued, according to The Guardian. “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.”
The Hill notes:
In her book, she also alleges that there was an emergency meeting during the 2016 campaign to respond to the tape’s release. The tape has yet to be released, however.
Rumors of such a tape from Trump’s years on “The Apprentice” have circulated before, particularly following the 2016 release of his “Access Hollywood” hot mic recording. However, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which owns the rights to “The Apprentice,” and show creator Mark Burnett have declined to release the outtakes, citing “various contractual and legal requirements.”
Manigault-Newman claims she did hear Trump use racial slurs to refer to George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who is half Filipino.
“Would you look at this George Conway article?” Manigault Newman claims the president said. “F—ing FLIP! Disloyal! F—ing Goo-goo.”
Conway said the claim is “absurd”:
The allegation is not credible, and indeed is ridiculous, particularly in light of the timing of her departure from the White House—December 12, 2017. It’s absurd all around.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 10, 2018