Columnist explains how Omarosa has managed to ‘maximize her leverage’ on Trump

Postado Agosto 12, 2018

President Donald Trump visits with members of Bikers for Trump and supporters, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, outside the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

The president had no trouble sharing his jaded opinion with reporters after one asked 'Do you feel betrayed by Omarosa, sir?'

In the book, Manigault Newman, who was a contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice" reality show and later served as a senior adviser to the president, hurls a litany of allegations, painting the president as scattered, self-absorbed, misogynistic and insecure.

The Guardian, which obtained an advance copy of the book, said Newman writes in her book that Trump used "the N-word" while taping "The Apprentice" and that he was caught on camera.

When Manigault Newman questioned him about bucking the inauguration tradition, Trump allegedly responded with "Yeah. I had to go through the pain of witnessing his racism with my own eyes, and hearing it with my own ears, many times, until I couldn't deny it any longer". 'I rejected what other people said about him because they didn't know him like I did.

But when pressed about her version in the book, Manigault Newman told to NPR: "I heard the tape". In the interview, LeBron said that Trump was trying to create division through sports Omarosa updated his statement with a PR savviness that only a reality TV star turned politician could truly possess.

Manigault Newman also alleges that allies of the president tried to buy her silence.

She admits that she may never be able to get those tapes, but said three unnamed sources described their shocking contents to her.

She also told NPR this week that she heard Trump using the N-word herself, notes The Hill.

Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, Oct. 27, 2017.