On Tuesday, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she could not guarantee that there isn't an audio recording of Trump using the N-word. And their emotional support for Manigault Newman after Kelly pushed her out for ethical breaches would demonstrate another layer to the ongoing power struggle between Trump's family and his chief of staff.
The comments were made after DeVos visited Howard University in May 2017 and was booed by the student body.
Trump admitted he wasn't the one who came up with the concept, but did say it would be "the highest rated show on television". "I'm not sure there is a law broken, but if there is she should be prosecuted", Spicer told PJM after a discussion about his new book, The Briefing, at the National Press Club on Monday evening.
Ms. Manigault Newman pointed to the vagueness of her position as evidence that it was an attempt to pay her off.
On the recording, campaign aide Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law, can be heard discussing salary considerations and other aspects of a campaign job with Manigault Newman and makes clear that she expects her to be positive about the president. "I believe Melania uses style to punish her husband".
"I'll do what I have to do to protect myself", she said, "Donald Trump has met his match".
"It was the most blatant lie I've ever seen in government", said Clyburn, "and John Kelly never walked away from it". "But I do think we ought to have the kind of skepticism that you expressed about some of the other allegations she's made that she has not yet backed up", he said.
"You're releasing all the singles, when we're waiting for the album", he said, asking whether Manigault-Newman's staggered approach to contradicting the White House's denials with recorded proof was a long-term strategy. "They didn't really care if I showed up".
The book also alleges that Trump denigrated the looks of Tubman, the former slave and widely revered abolitionist whom President Barack Obama planned to honour on the twenty-dollar bill.
The 49 second clip begins with Omarosa saying 'I was so happy when (Trump) declared he was going to run'. "So, it doesn't surprise me that when they're faced with the truth, they'll push back", she said.
Trump on Monday denied the existence of any tape from "The Apprentice" in which he used the racial epithet.
The president has attacked Manigault-Newman in recent days after excerpts from her book were disclosed.