President Trump Pushes Back Against Omarosa

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President Donald Trump pushed back against his former ally and now critic Omarosa Manigault Newman on Monday, according to The Hill. This weekend, Manigault Newman promoted her upcoming book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.”

The former White House aid also referred to the president as a “racist” and “misogynist” on multiple occasions and leaked recorded conversations of herself with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and the president himself.

An Overview of Trump’s Statements

On Monday morning, Trump posted the following tweets about Manigault Newman:

A few hours later, the president followed up:

Trump also retweeted certain posts that contradict claims made in Manigault Newman’s book excerpts.

Additional Details Regarding Omarosa

Over the weekend, Manigault Newman leaked a recording of herself with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in the White House Situation Room. The recording lasts under a minute, and Kelly is heard telling Manigault Newman that they need to “talk about [her] leaving the White House.”

The White House chief of staff then goes on to cite “integrity issues” and the importance of a “friendly departure” for Manigault Newman.

When asked why she secretly recorded a Situation Room discussion, Manigault Newman answered, “People would still believe the false, incredible story that I was running around the White House. People would still think that I was trying to set off alarms. So yes, I recorded myself and I have no regret about it.”

Hours before Trump’s tweets, Manigault Newman also leaked a recording of a phone conversation with him. Throughout the discussion, the president expresses dismay and shock regarding Manigault Newman’s White House departure. Trump is heard stating that he’s “not at all glad” about the matter.

New Backlash

Since the inception of Manigault Newman’s book promotion and leaked recordings, she has faced notable backlash. Many critics have questioned the motivations behind her book, suggesting that she is seeking revenge for being fired. However, other Americans have more serious concerns.

Several conservatives and Republicans have questioned the legality of Manigault Newman’s decision to make recordings in the Situation Room. Some have called for her prosecution if she did, in fact, breach any laws or regulations.

“Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” will hit bookshelves on Tuesday. Manigault Newman continues to promote her book in the press and on social media.