Trump Hires Harder, Hunk Hogan's Gawker-Toppling Lawyer, In Dispute Against Omarosa
- Author: Kyle Peterson Aug 16, 2018,
Aug 16, 2018, 3:58
On Tuesday, Trump used the racist and sexist term in a Twitter rant against Manigault Newman, who is promoting her new tell-all book, Unhinged, by releasing conversations she secretly recorded during her time working in the White House. Her friendship with Trump eventually secured her a campaign role which paved into a job in the Trump administration as an assistant to the president. "Other than the disclosing of classified information, which is a crime in and of itself and has nothing to do with a nondisclosure agreement, I don't know how you hold a public employee, a government employee accountable to a nondisclosure agreement. I don't know what the Attorney General [or] Inspector General is going to do".
She was sacked from her senior White House role in December. She noted that hiring and personnel were the responsibility of others in the White House, but said she has "tons and tons of emails" in which she pushed job candidates for consideration.
She also declined to discuss details of her interview with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, which she confirmed earlier yesterday. Manigault Newman had been one of the Republican president's most prominent black supporters. "In her secret tape-recording of me, it was one of many times that I would placate Omarosa to move the discussion along because I was tired of her obsession over this alleged tape", Pierson said. What I've seen, based upon my observations, is that nobody does.
But Trump was either unwilling or unable to resist getting into a high-profile spat with the former contestant who writes she considered him a mentor - though she now calls him a "racist" who is "unfit" to be president with a diminished mental capacity.
Despite his love for his daughter, Trump "wasn't always such a fan of Jared [Kushner]", Manigault Newman wrote.
United States president Donald Trump.
"When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn't work out", Trump tweeted.
A tape released by Manigault Newman on Tuesday morning included a woman identified as Pierson saying of Trump's alleged use of the n-word: "He said it". Pierson had previously denied that the conversation ever took place.
Specifically, the former White House aide called out the time the first lady wore a pink Gucci "pussy-bow" blouse after the Access Hollywood tape came out. He has recently targeted California Rep. Maxine Waters, basketball star LeBron James and TV journalist Don Lemon, all African-Americans, and has repeatedly attacked black football players for kneeling during the national anthem in social protest. "I'm sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump".
Conservative commentator Armstrong Williams said he's known Manigault Newman since she was 19 and will always consider her a friend.