Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s stunning non-denial that Trump used the n-word

Danny Woods
August 16, 2018

President Donald Trump lashed out at his former "Apprentice" and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday in especially angry terms, slamming her as a "dog" and a "crazed, crying lowlife" as her tell-all book hit stores.

Raynard Jackson, a black Republican who has worked on GOP presidential, gubernatorial and local campaigns, said Manigault Newman secretly recording Trump and other White House officials will make her a pariah in conservative circles as well.

Omarosa and Donald Trump have quite a unique history - before taking up her role in the White House, the 44-year-old was also a contestant on Donald Trump's reality show, The Apprentice.

On Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied to the American people by saying, "This president, since he took office, created 700,000 new jobs for African-Americans".

Her book - which paints Trump as a racist, liar and a "germophobe" with a "total lack of empathy" - has plunged the White House and the President into fresh crisis, and her comments to the media have dominated United States headlines for days. He said Manigault Newman had called him "a true champion of civil rights" until she was sacked.

Manigault Newman says that Trump doesn't seem to realize that his relationship with Ivanka is peculiar.

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"I'll be honest, when [Trump campaign national spokesperson and senior adviser] Katrina Pierson came out and made that long statement that she had never had any conversations related to the n-word tape, she never remembered talking to me, none of that happened, in fact, she said I was writing a script for a movie, I was sitting back going, 'Really?'" What was most striking about the CBS News recording was how quickly the woman identified as Pierson granted the premise that this was something Trump had actually said.

"The feud between Ryan and Manigault Newman goes back to at least February of a year ago, when The Washington Post published a story headlined, "'This is. "And I'm not going to be bullied by Donald Trump", she said.

But, lucky for Trump, despite his considerable efforts to keep Omarosa's name in the news, her book has not emerged as the best-seller that previous Trump admin inside accounts have been. She said in recent interviews that she has heard tapes documenting Trump's use of the racial slur since her book went to print.

First Lady Melania Trump urged her husband to avoid a public spat with Omarosa Manifault Newman, the president told advisors.

"I hope most employers would have considered it and thought about it, but unfortunately sometimes you need something as high profile as [the Omarosa story] to think 'wait, this might have implications for us in the workplace, ' " said Jason Gavejian, a principal in the privacy and data security group at the law firm Jackson Lewis.

Manigault Newman later told Trump about the incident and that's when he called DeVos ditzy. According to Manigault Newman, that's Trump's phrasing for "gay". "So, it doesn't surprise me that when they're faced with the truth, they'll push back", she said.

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