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Given Omarosa’s ‘Big Brother’ Statements, Her Book Might Be Wild

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 27: Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, October 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Dre... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 27: Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, October 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 10, 2018 11:10 am

Ousted former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman clearly has a bad taste in her mouth about her time in the White House, and she has promised her new book will be a “tell all.” Her press tour for it ramps up this weekend with an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

Already, she’s claimed that she’s been told by three people who would know that Trump was caught on tape “multiple times” using the “N-word” while filming “The Apprentice.” Manigault Newman said she did not personally hear Trump use the racial slur.

She also claims she personally heard Trump criticize Kellyanne Conway’s husband, lawyer and Trump critic George Conway, using racial slurs. “Would you look at this George Conway article?” she quotes Trump as saying about Conway, according to The Guardian, which got its hands on the book. “Fucking FLIP! Disloyal! Fucking Goo-goo.” Conway is half Filipino.

Before writing the book, Manigault Newman appeared on the reality TV show “Celebrity Big Brother,” where she informed us that Vice President Mike Pence “thinks Jesus tells him to say things. And I’m like, ‘Jesus ain’t say that.’”

She also claimed that “because I was black, people wouldn’t even talk to me. It wasn’t just the black thing, it was the woman thing.”

And she discussed the administration’s plans on immigration, saying she’s “seen the plans” and “the round-up plan is getting more and more aggressive.”

“The crackdowns are happening and they’re aggressive,” she continued. “They’re intentional and they’re going to get worse.” That was in February.

It’s important to take any new claims in Manigault Newman’s book with a significant helping of salt. She clearly has a vendetta agains the White House that ousted her, and she’s made a career of saying attention-grabbing things on TV.

But she was in the White House for nearly a year, and in and out of Trumpworld before that. She was also the most prominent (and one of the only) African-Americans to work in the White House for President Trump. So we’ll be at least taking note of what she says.

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