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Ex-White House aide Omarosa claims in new book Trump 'racist,' used the N-word

Culled from NBC News

Donald Trump holds an African American History Month listening session attended by Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault in the Roosevelt Room. Getty Images file

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former "Apprentice" contestant who became a White House aide, claims in her new book that President Donald Trump is a "racist" who used the N-word, NBC News reported.

In her upcoming tell-all book entitled "Unhinged," to be published next week and obtained by NBC News directly from the publisher, Manigault Newman alleges that Trump was caught on a microphone saying the N-word "multiple times" during the filming of "The Apprentice," and says there is a tape to prove her allegation.

Manigault Newman wrote that she did not hear Trump use the slur, nor has she listened to the alleged tape. She cites three sources as having told her of the existence of the tape and what Trump says on it.

The Guardian first reported Friday on the quotes in the book and said it had obtained a copy.

In the book, she also describes her "growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist," during her time in the White House.

"My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular," Maginault Newman writes.

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Maginault Newman, who NBC News reported was dismissed from her White House role, wrote, "It had finally sunk in that the person I'd thought I'd known so well for so long was actually a racist. Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African-Americans as a whole." She says she left the White House job on her own.

In a statement on Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders blasted Manigualt Newman's claims as "lies" and called her "disgruntled former White House employee."

“Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations," Sanders said. "It's sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the president during her time in the administration."

Trump hosted the reality television show "The Apprentice" and its spin-off, "The Celebrity Apprentice," both of which aired on NBC, from 2004 to 2015 before running for president. "Celebrity Apprentice" was produced and owned by MGM.

Manigault Newman was a three-time contestant on "The Apprentice" and over time became a close confidant of Trump before supporting him for president and following him to the White House. During his campaign, she was one of his most prominent black supporters.

After her White House stint, Manigualt Newman became a contestant on CBS's "Celebrity Big Brother" and blasted the Trump administration as "so bad."

Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah pushed back after those comments.

"Omarosa was fired three times on 'The Apprentice' and this was the fourth time we let her go. She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now," Shah said.

My view: Good that Trump's former supporter Omarosa is now outing him as a "shithole," "racist", Omarosa must have felt awful sitting next to Trump and listening to the verbal darrhia spewing out of his mouth, it's really sad that this thug is POTUS. In as much as I don't support what she did by recording Trump, I think he deserves it, as that's the only way she can backup her allegations.

Is Trump a racist?