Trump says kept Omarosa because she 'said great things about me'
- Author: Kyle Peterson Aug 14, 2018,
Aug 14, 2018, 1:44
"Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time", Trump began.
After two days of questions from NBC News, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday that Henry Childs II, a Commerce Department official on loan to the White House's Office of Public Liaison since May, is carrying out numerous duties Manigault Newman had as an assistant to the president and director of communications for that office.
Adam White, a conservative professor at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School and a research fellow at the right-wing Hoover Institute, found himself utterly appalled by new revelations that President Donald Trump has been trying to use nondisclosure agreements to silence former staffers who have since left his administration. She acknowledged that Ja'Ron, whose last name is Smith, does not work in the West Wing and noted that "we have a number of different minorities" working at the White House. The conversation she had with the president, the conversation I had with the president, John Kelly, these are all private, ' he said. "I would rarely see her but heard really bad things".
When pressed on why she made a decision to work in the Trump White House if she knew he was becoming "unhinged", she explained that he changed since their relationship began while he was hosting NBC reality hit "The Apprentice".
"Wacky Omarosa [Manigault], who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time", President Donald Trump, 72, tweeted on August 13.
Trump responded Monday morning on Twitter, saying Omarosa "never made it, never will" and said she was "vicious, but not smart".
Trump's remarks came a couple hours after Manigault Newman played an audio recording of a conversation she had with Trump seeming to show that the president was surprised his chief of staff John Kelly had fired her late past year.
But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was not spared.
"If I didn't have these recordings, no one in America would believe me", she said.
In February, Politico reported that Manigault Newman was sacked for using a White House auto service as a pick-up and drop-off service. On the recording aired Monday morning, Trump is heard expressing surprise that Manigault Newman was sacked. "I never expected him to lie to the country..." She said Sunday that she personally listened to it after her book had gone to press.
'Right the very idea that a staff member, a former staff member, would go into the situation room and attempt to record someone else shows a complete disregard for national security, ' he said.
Over the weekend, Manigault-Newman released the recording of Kelly notifying her of her firing.
She now says she was "used" by Trump, calling him a "con" who "has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities" and is "truly a racist". "Goddammit. I don't love you leaving at all". You know they run a big operation, but I did not know it... He also questioned why Kelly would ever choose to have such a meeting there.
Likewise, the former White House aide suggested that the first lady tried to mimic Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's fashion sense by wearing a white pantsuit to her husband's first State of the Union address.
Conway went on to hit Manigault Newman for the recordings she allegedly made during her time in the White House.
The president then affirmed she was not well-liked on Capitol Hill.