Trump Used Racial Slur During ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Former White House Aide Says
President Trump frequently used the word “nigger” while he was the host of the reality television show “Celebrity Apprentice” in addition to there are tapes which can confirm which, according to a brand-new memoir by one of Mr. Trump’s former White House advisers, Omarosa Manigault Newman.
The claims, based on hearsay, are among the more explosive which Ms. Manigault Newman makes inside the book, “Unhinged.” which was first reported by the British publication The Guardian, which had an early copy.
Ms. Manigault Newman said she never heard Mr. Trump use the word herself, a point which critics of her credibility are certain to seize on. nevertheless she said which by the time she was fired by the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, she had come to realize which Mr. Trump was a “racist.”
“which had finally sunk in which the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist,” she said inside the memoir. “Using the N-word was not just the way he talks nevertheless, more disturbing, which was how he thought of me in addition to African Americans as a whole.’’
Ms. Manigault Newman worked with Mr. Trump on the show as a first-season contestant, in addition to then was an adviser to his campaign in addition to later inside the White House. She was fired in December 2017, after what White House aides said were multiple instances of misconduct, including misuse of a car service in addition to attempting to photograph her wedding on White House grounds.
The White House has declined so far to respond to the allegations in her book, although several advisers have privately questioned her credibility in addition to pointed out which she was very upset at being dismissed. Mr. Trump is usually said to have approved of a strategy by which the White House ignores the book, in addition to his aides desire he himself sticks to which plan.
In her book, which is usually scheduled to be released next week, Ms. Manigault Newman suggested she today believes she was pushed out because she was close to getting hold of the secret tapes revealing Mr. Trump using the racist word.
She also wrote which she has been investigating the existence of tapes which prove Mr. Trump used the word since late 2016. During the campaign, rumors emerged of “Apprentice” outtakes featuring Mr. Trump saying derogatory things about women in addition to minorities.
They were fanned by a former guest on the show, Tom Arnold, an actor. A former producer tweeted which such things existed. Mark Burnett, the producer of the show in addition to a Trump supporter, resisted pressure to Discharge any such footage.
Former campaign aides said which Ms. Manigault Newman was involved in efforts then to sort out whether such tapes existed, in addition to which she never claimed knowledge of them at which time.
Still, inside the book she writes which she had revealing sources.
“By which point, three sources in three separate conversations had described the contents of This particular tape,” she said. “They all told me which President Trump hadn’t just dropped 1 N-word bomb. He’d said which multiple times throughout the show’s taping during off-camera outtakes, particularly during the first season of ‘The Apprentice.’”
She added, “I might look like the biggest imbecile alive for supporting a man who used which word.”
When she was fired, she said she had a “growing realization which Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot in addition to a misogynist.’’
She continued: “My certainty about the N-word tape in addition to his frequent uses of which word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular.”
Elsewhere inside the book, Ms. Manigault Newman paints an unflattering portrait of Ivanka Trump, the president’s elder daughter. She describes Ms. Trump’s involvement in trying to obtain a list of names of people suspected of leaking information about the White House.
The Daily Beast reported earlier This particular week which Ms. Manigault Newman had secretly taped her own discussions with Mr. Trump in addition to played them for people.
The book contains some basic factual errors, such as asserting which an aide who worked on the transition into the White House was brought in months later.