Trump didn't know Omarosa had been fired, new tape seems to show

Tuesday, 14 Aug, 2018

The former aide to President Trump did not specify exactly when the tape was purported to have been recorded, but said it was from the POTUS' time as the host of the corporate reality TV show The Apprentice.

She did not mention Childs but talked instead about a staff member she identified as "Ja'Ron", who she said helps Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, on prison reform policy. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok.

That being said, the woman stopped by the Today show today where she proved that she indeed has some recordings of Donald Trump conversations.

In her new tell-all Unhinged, she writes that a tape exists of Trump saying the n-word during his Apprentice days, though she claims not to have heard it.

"The Situation Room is the inner-most sanctum of a secure campus", he said, describing the breach as part of a culture of disregarding security protocols in the Trump White House.

The White House has not disputed the authenticity of Manigault Newman's recordings.

On Monday, he took the criticism a step further, calling his former aide "vicious" and "not smart".

"Nasty to people and would constantly miss meetings and work", the president continued.

Newman responds: "General Kelly-General Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave". On Manigault-Newman's tape of the conversation, released Sunday, Kelly is heard citing "significant integrity issues" as the reason for her firing.

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 the brief recording, which aired on NBC's "Today" show Monday, the voice Manigault Newman identified as Trump's appears to be surprised and upset about news of her departure.

How did Manigault Newman lose her job?

She declined to say who had played her the recording. Manigault Newman, who previously appeared on Trump's The Apprentice, later announced plans for a tell-all book.

When asked if she broke the law, Giuliani said: "She's certainly violating national security regulations, which I think have the force of law". He says: "Nobody even told me about it". In fact, he demonstrates his awareness of these shortcomings, noting that she was sacked three times on his reality television show.

Manigault Newman provided audio to NBC, which aired portions of her recording during an interview on "Meet the Press" and posted more online.

The casting of Manigault Newman as unstable raises the question of why the Trump administration hired someone like her in the first place.

Manigault Newman, who was once one of Trump's most prominent defenders, said "hindsight" had changed her views of the president. (She was also removed from a low-level job in the office of then-Vice President Gore and from a job in the Clinton Commerce Department).

Trump has already branded "Omarosa" - as she is commonly known - a "lowlife" after she released a recording of her firing, seemingly recorded in the White House Situation Room. The only time Todd pushes back is when she claims that Kelly firing her without involving Trump is somehow illegal.

Then moments later he apologized for attacking her, but said he had to because the "Fake Media" would not cover her fairly.