Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Trump hits back after Omarosa releases secret recording of president

Trump hits back after Omarosa releases secret recording of president

Omarosa Manigault Newman's former White House colleagues are looking into legal options to stop her from releasing more tapes and to punish her for secretly recording her conversation with Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, White House officials tell ABC News.

Manigault Newman's book, Unhinged, characterises the USA president as a bigot, sexist and racist who she claims has been caught on mic using the N-word multiple times.

In the recording, which Manigault Newman quotes extensively in her new book, "Unhinged", Kelly can be heard saying that he wants to talk with Manigault Newman about leaving the White House.

"Nobody even told me about it", the male voice can be heard saying.

She said on Sunday that she believed Trump knew about her firing. They tell me I can't leave.

Some national security experts said she broke security protocol and may have even broke the law if any classified information was leaked from the room.

That was the juiciest bite about Trump, but the true marvel was the interview itself, as the Omarosa got testy with Guthrie on air for keeping her past the agreed upon time limit. People in the White House hated her. "What happened?" Trump says on the tape played on NBC's Today show on Monday. But she told Chuck Todd on Sunday that she later was able to hear a recording of Trump during a trip to Los Angeles. Aired on NBC's "Today" show, it is purportedly an excerpt of a phone conversation between Trump and her after she was sacked from the White House. Look at my career, the wealth and exposure that I've had; it's very hard to make the argument that Donald Trump doesn't like black people and black women.

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She framed the newly released audio as proof of her story and that Kelly put her in an uncomfortable situation after "trying to find a reason to let me go". In a phone call with the president after she was sacked by Chief of Staff John Kelly, Trump expressed regret that she'd gotten the boot and claimed he was completely unaware. Instead, Newman campaigned heavily for the man who brought her into the spotlight, thus convincing some Americans that a Trump presidency could not be as harmful as some feared. Pretty much every thing she writes about her former boss and race confirm what most black Americans already believe about the man who arguably built his political career on attacking the first black US president.

The recording is the latest volley from the disgruntled 44-year-old, once an ardent Trump ally, and represents another stunning breach of presidential trust.

Immediately after the recording, an NBC News reporter says the network does not know what was said before or after the brief exchange - which means that the network did not check to see how heavily edited the audio was before running it on the air.

She added she has "no regret about it".

"I'm in @Omarosa's book on page 149".

Ms Newman, a former star of "The Apprentice" in the United States, said that she now regretted her White House role. She called it false imprisonment.

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