Though she said she did not hear him say the word herself, the newfound author claimed she personally heard Trump spouting off other racial epithets concerning attorney George Conway, the husband of Kellyanne Conway. In a statement supplied to the New York Times, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the following.
Manigault Newman, who is reported to have extensively taped her conversations in the White House, is expected to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" rocked the West Wing when it hit shelves in January and caused Trump's inner circle to sever ties with Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist.
While it's likely she and others will (continue to) try to discredit Omarosa, it's worth remembering that Omarosa was hired by Trump and paid the highest salary of any White House staff members in her job as assistant to the president and director of communications for the office of public liaison.
In the book, Manigault Newman makes the stunning accusation that she was offered - and refused - a $15,000-per-month contract from Trump's campaign to remain silent after her unceremonious dismissal last December, according to excerpts obtained by the Washington Post.
Manigault claims in her upcoming book that the president used the offensive "n-word", and even implies that her attempt to find a tape of his using the word led to her being fired from the White House.
In the book, Manigault Newman, who was a contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice" reality show and later served as a senior adviser to the president, hurls a litany of allegations, painting the president as scattered, self-absorbed, misogynistic and insecure. "He'd said it multiple times throughout the show's taping during off-camera outtakes, particularly during the first season of 'The Apprentice'". She also does not explain why, if she was aware that such a recording existed before the election, she nonetheless supported his candidacy.
Her book is the first insider account from a White House aide that is not largely flattering toward the president. George Conway, a lawyer, is a vocal critic of the Trump administration on Twitter and in articles he has written for Lawfare.
"Many didn't notice it as keenly as I did because I knew him way back when". "F**ing FLIP! Disloyal! Fucking Goo-goo".
NPR's Rachel Martin pointed out the discrepancy to Manigault during the interview, prompting Manigault to try to tell Martin that she hadn't read the book.
"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 writes. "He hated him. He never explained why, but now I believe it was because Obama was black".