President Donald Trump’s decision to hire — and then fire — Omarosa Manigault-Newman is one he’s surely come to regret. The Apprentice contestant turned White House aide has turned on her former boss, including releasing secret recordings from the White House and accusing the president of using racist language.
Manigault-Newman, 44, is making the media rounds to promote her upcoming book, Unhinged, which was released on August 14. In the book, she makes a number of accusations, including that there’s a tape of Trump repeatedly using the n-word, that the president is in a state of mental deterioration, and that Trump used racial epithets when talking about Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway, who has Filipino ancestry. (George Conway has called the allegations “ridiculous.”)
Given the rancorous nature of Manigault-Newman’s exit from the White House and her hints that she had a story to tell while appearing on CBS’s Celebrity Big Brother, it was anticipated that her book and media tour would bring some drama. And they have.