Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claims that there are tapes from President Donald Trump’s years on “The Apprentice” that capture him using the “N-word,” which, by her account, is not an unusual practice for him, according to a Friday Guardian report.
Manigault Newman said she did not personally hear Trump use the racial slur, but heard about its use from three unnamed sources.
Manigault Newman said that she heard Trump use slurs within the White House as well, spitting derogatory terms about Filipinos when discussing Kellyanne Conway’s half-Filipino husband, George.
The revelations come from her upcoming memoir, “UNHINGED.” She writes: “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.”
Per the Guardian, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the company that owns the rights to the tapes from the Apprentice, has declined to release them, citing “various contractual and legal requirements.”
Manigault Newman also describes what she perceived to be Trump’s racially motivated hatred of President Barack Obama, and his indignation when she told him she was traveling to Haiti — Trump reportedly asked why she would choose such a “shitty” country for her first foreign trip, saying she should have chosen Scotland to play at his golf course there instead. It wouldn’t be the only time he’s referred to Haiti like that.
Some at the White House have discounted her credibility, since she left on bad terms with the administration. However, this is the second time Manigault Newman has claimed to have tapes that back up her statements, as she said Wednesday that she has recordings of Trump post his ascendance to the presidency.