The Associated Press
Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room.
And NBC’s “Meet the Press” is airing part of the conversation.
Manigault Newman is appearing on the show to promote her new book, “Unhinged,” which will be released next week.
In it, she paints a damning picture of President Donald Trump, including claiming that tapes exist of him using the N-word as he filmed his “The Apprentice” reality series.
Manigault Newman had said in the book that she had not personally heard the recording. But on Aug. 12 she tells Chuck Todd that, after the book closed, she was able to hear it personally.
She says, “I heard his voice as clear as you and I are sitting here.”
On Aug. 11, reporters asked Trump if he felt betrayed by Manigault Newman. He responded: “Lowlife. She’s a lowlife.”
Manigault Newman was a contestant on Trump’s “The Apprentice” reality show and later served as a senior adviser to the president. In the book, she paints Trump as scattered, self-absorbed, misogynistic and insecure.
The book is set for release Aug. 14. The White House has already slammed it as “riddled with lies and false accusations.”