‘Meet the Press’ Plays Tape of John Kelly Firing Omarosa Manigault Newman


Omarosa Manigault-Newman on Sunday released a tape of a conversation she surreptitiously recorded in the Situation Room between herself and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly as he informed her she would be leaving the administration.

Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, Oct. 27, 2017.

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On Sunday, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway, accused Newman of trying to drum up scandal to sell her new book.

She says, "I heard his voice as clear as you and I are sitting here".

Conway said that, in her more than two years working with Trump, she has never heard him use a racial slur about anyone.

She also alleges that Trump has exhibited signs of a "mental decline that could not be denied" and says she went as far as printing out a study linking Diet Coke consumption to dementia and strokes and putting it in his briefing stack. "I felt myself being manipulated, but refused to allow that to happen".

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Reports have been circulating for years that outtakes from the reality television show exist in which Trump can be heard saying the N-word. "But when he talks that way, the way he does on this tape, it confirms that he is truly a racist".

Many across social media are giving Omarosa Manigault Newman the virtual side-eye over her seemingly contradictory statements about Donald Trump's use of the N-word.

Manigault Newman served as special assistant to the president, and was tasked with outreach to the African American community. She said she recorded the meeting, which occurred in the Situation Room, because she was feeling threatened.

She recounts how Trump battled to have a tanning bed installed when he moved into the White House. And things getting ugly for me, and damage to my reputation, that is downright criminal.

The president was slammed last year for saying that there was "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" in the wake of the rally, which left 32-year-old Heather Heyer dead.

The president appeared to back this sentiment on Saturday when he spoke before reporters and called Omarosa a "lowlife" when asked about her book, as Business Insider reported. The memoir is about her tenure in President Donald Trump's administration.