Donald Trump Calls Former White House Aide Omarosa Manigault Newman A ‘Dog’

US President Donald Trump has escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, referring to his longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as “that dog!”

Key points:

  • Trump calls Manigault Newman “crazed, crying lowlife”
  • Former aide says she has more recordings
  • Trump presidential campaign files arbitration action against Manigault Newman

The pressure on Ms Manigault Newman increased, as the Trump presidential campaign filed arbitration action against her, alleging a breach of a confidentiality agreement.

A campaign official said the action was filed with the American Arbitration Association.

Mr Trump tweeted a barrage of insults on Tuesday morning (local time) as Ms Manigault Newman continued promoting her White House tell-all and releasing secret audio recordings.

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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!

Her book paints a damning picture of Mr Trump, including her claim that he used racial slurs on the set of his reality show The Apprentice.

“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,” Mr Trump said.

“Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”

While Mr Trump trades in insults on a near daily basis, calling Ms Manigault Newman a “dog” was a stunning move in a row that touched on several sensitive issues in Trump’s White House.

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VIDEO: Omarosa releases secret recording of phone call with Donald Trump (ABC News)

They included a lack of racial diversity among senior officials, security concerns — Ms Manigault Newman taped her firing in the White House Situation Room — and extraordinary measures such as non-disclosure agreements to keep ex-employees quiet.

Mr Trump has also pushed back against Ms Manigault Newman’s claim that she had heard an audiotape of him using the N-word.

He tweeted that he had received a call from the producer of The Apprentice assuring him “there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa”,

Mr Trump said “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have”.

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VIDEO: ‘He is truly a racist’: Former White House aide says she heard the President use the N-word (ABC News)

He said Ms Manigault Newman had called him “a true Champion of Civil Rights” until she was fired.

Ms Manigault Newman, the former White House liaison to black voters, writes in her new memoir that she’d heard such tapes existed.

She said on Sunday that she had listened to one after the book was finished.

On CBS on Tuesday, Ms Manigault Newman released another audio recording that she said showed campaign workers discussing an alleged recording of Mr Trump using the racial slur.

The White House and the campaign did not immediately respond to questions.

Asked if the book could be backed up by email or recordings, Ms Manigault Newman said on CBS that every quote in the book “can be verified, corroborated and it’s well documented”, suggesting she may have more information to release.

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VIDEO: Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded her sacking from the White House (ABC News)

The dispute has been building for days as Ms Manigault Newman promotes her memoir Unhinged, which comes out officially on Tuesday.

In a series of interviews, Ms Manigault Newman has also revealed two audio recordings from her time at the White House, including portions of a recording of her firing by chief of staff John Kelly, which she says occurred in the high-security Situation Room, and a phone call with Mr Trump after she was fired.

Ms Manigault Newman says she has more recordings.

Asked if special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, would be interested in any of them, she said, “If his office calls again, anything they want, I’ll share”.




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