President Trump on Tuesday escalated his war of words with former senior White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman, referring to her as “that dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife” as the reality television star was the highest-ranking black employee in the White House continued a publicity tour to promote her new book depicting Trump as a racist.
In a morning tweet, Trump praised his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, for firing Manigault Newman last year.
“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,” Trump said. “Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”
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
Trump’s tweet came shortly after Manigault Newman appeared on “CBS This Morning” and released a new recording of several top Trump administration staffers allegedly admitting President Trump used the “n-word” and discussing how to handle the issue during the 2016 campaign.
Trump late Monday fired back at Manigault Newman’s claim that she heard a recording of him saying racial slurs on “The Apprentice” set.
“@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa,” Trump said, referring to the show’s producer. “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up.”
Trump claimed Omarosa said “such wonderful and powerful things about me – a true Champion of Civil Rights – until she got fired.”
“Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn’t want interviews) when she worked in the White House. Now that she says bad about me, they will talk to her. Fake News!” he added.