Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Omarosa: 'I Was Complicit With This White House Deceiving This Nation'

Omarosa in new book I saw Trump’s racism ‘with my own eyes’	 	 	 			Drew Angerer  Getty Images Omarosa in new book I saw Trump’s racism ‘with my own eyes’ Drew Angerer Getty Images
Stacy Diaz | 12 August, 2018, 22:14

In one of the most recent race-related flareups, a black former White House employee, Omarosa Manigault Newman, has written in an upcoming memoir that Trump was caught on mic uttering a racial slur "multiple times" while making his hit reality TV show "The Apprentice" prior to his presidential run, and that there are tapes to prove it.

The White House says the book is "riddled with lies and false accusations".

The recording was played on NBC News's "Meet the Press", where Manigault Newman was interviewed by Chuck Todd. "But I will say this to you, I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation", and suggested that it's still happening.

The organizer of last year's event, white nationalist Jason Kessler, was denied a permit in Charlottesville this year but has secured permission to hold a demonstration on Sunday in Washington, D.C., across the street from the White House.

After turning down the job, she said she received a "flurry" of letters from attorneys representing the president telling her to "stay silent about Trump, or else".

She also claimed Americans were being kept in the dark about the president's mental decline saying: "I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation". "No one. So I protected myself and I'm going to tell you, I'm so glad I did".

"On this phone conversation, I was told exactly what Donald Trump said - yes, the N-word and others in a classic Trump-goes-nuclear rant - and when he'd said them". "But when he talks that way, the way he does on this tape, it confirms that he is truly a racist".

"If I did not have this recording, people would still believe the false story that I was running around the White House". "It's a threat. He went on to say that, 'Things could get ugly you.' ..." She said she recorded the meeting, which occurred in the Situation Room, because she was feeling threatened. "That's downright criminal", she claimed.

The tweet appeared to echo his equivocations after last year's violence when he blamed "many sides" for the violence and said there were "very fine people" on both sides.

President Donald Trump greets cheering members of Bikers for Trump and supporters, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. He responded: "Lowlife. She's a lowlife".

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.