The Mystery of Omarosa Manigault | Unexamined Premises

Danny Woods
August 13, 2018

Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a former aide to US President Donald Trump, on Sunday said she secretly recorded her firing by John Kelly, the chief of staff, in the high-security White House Situation Room.

Omarosa Manigault Newman said she made a decision to release the secret recording of John Kelly in the Situation Room - which marks a breach of security protocols - and recorded conversations with Trump because "this is a White House where everybody lies".

"Nobody even told me about it", Trump says in the recording of a phone call that Newman says is from the day after she was sacked. But I will say this to you; I was complicit with the White House deceiving this nation.

"General Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave", Omarosa responds. "I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me - until she got fired!" he wrote in a series of posts on Twitter.

"There's a lot of very corrupt things happening in the White House and I am going to blow the whistle on a lot of them", she said.

"I don't know", she replied.

But in trying to defend Donald Trump's presidency, the White House counselor inadvertently confirmed one of Omarosa's very interesting accusations: that the Trump White House DOES engage in confidentiality agreements. Trump asks Omarosa in the newly released recording. "I, I, Nobody even told me about it", Donald said, allegedly.

That was the juiciest bite about Trump, but the true marvel was the interview itself, as the Omarosa got testy with Guthrie on air for keeping her past the agreed upon time limit.

The latest recording Manigault made public is allegedly of a phone call she shared with the president after her firing.

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She alleged that other people have been treated the same way by Kelly, and she voted to blow the whistle on corruption she saw in the House House.

NBC's "Today" program on Monday (Aug 13) played the brief recording, in which Trump claims to have had no knowledge that she was sacked and expresses regret at the news. But she told Chuck Todd on Sunday that she later was able to hear a recording of Trump during a trip to Los Angeles. The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, calling her "a disgruntled former White House employee".

"The President makes the decisions in this White House", White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said on Fox News. "I would rarely see her but heard really bad things". "God [expletive]. I don't love you leaving at all".

"I'm expecting that they're going to retaliate", Manigault Newman added.

Given the president's willingness to resurface his attacks on National Football League players protesting racism during the weekend of the anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville rally organized by white nationalists whom Trump referred to as "very fine people", most black Americans don't need a new book highlighting what they have observed.

The recordings, if established to be genuine, could be treated as a breach of White House security.

"I'm in @Omarosa's book on page 149".

Trump said the former "The Apprentice" contestant had begged for a job in the White House but was hated by others, missed work and was "nasty".

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