White House says Omarosa’s claim of Trump’s racism is ‘false’

The White House hit back angrily Friday against accusations by an African-American former employee that President Donald Trump is a racist who repeatedly used the N-word during the making of his reality TV show.

She claims she also personally witnessed Trump using racial epithets when referencing his aide Kellyanne Conway's husband George, who is half-Filipino.

The Guardian has obtained a couple of excerpts from Omarosa's book in which she reveals that by the time she was leaving her job at the White House, she had a 'growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist. Omarosa claims Trump used the derogatory terms "flip" and "goo-goo" in regard to Conway, but Conway himself thinks that's "absurd", he tweeted.

After Manigault Newman confided her desire to hear the N-word tape to then-White House communications director Hope Hicks, the Unhinged author writes that Hicks then told chief of staff John Kelly that Manigualt Newman was "close to getting her hands on the tape", leading to her termination. "Would you look at this George Conway article?" the president is quoted in Unhinged.

She could still be salty after the previous bout of negative press, which detailed that she had brought her 39-person wedding party for an unannounced White House photo shoot that saw guests seeking selfies in the Oval Office and Rose Garden. "He'd said it multiple times throughout the show's taping during off-camera outtakes, particularly during the first season of The Apprentice".

She wrote that she worked to get a copy of it and that is why she was sacked from the White House.

"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", she said in a statement. But tapes, unfortunately for him, seem to be a theme of his presidency, and Manigault Newman's have not yet been swept up in a government investigation. Using the N-word wasn't just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African-Americans as a whole'.

More details: Omarosa claims that Trump had a tanning bed installed in the White House residence, per the Post.

  • Kyle Peterson