Omarosa Secretly Recorded John Kelly Firing Her

Omarosa in new book I saw Trump’s racism ‘with my own eyes’	 	 	 			Drew Angerer  Getty Images

Kellyanne Conway, the chief counselor to President Donald Trump, had difficulty on Sunday naming the top black aide working in the White House following the firing of former "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman late a year ago.

Miss Newman, whose tell-all book about her White House tenure is released on Tuesday, left the administration in December and says she was threatened by Mr Kelly who told her things could get "ugly" if she did not go on friendly terms.

Elsewhere in the interview, Manigault Newman said she'd personally heard the "n-word tape" - of the President using the racial slur during a taping of "The Apprentice" - though she said she heard the audio after the book was completed.

In the book, she paints a damning picture of President Donald Trump, including claiming that tapes exist of him using the N-word as he filmed his "The Apprentice" reality TV series.

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Asked why she would bring a recording device into such a secure location, Manigault Newman said that she was "prepared" to "protect herself".

Like numerous assorted presidential hangers-on who populated the White House in the early days of Trump's administration, her responsibilities there were never entirely clear.

"I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation - they continue to deceive this nation", she said.

"I have documentation, a whole treasure-trove of documentation for everything you see in this book", she said. Why did John Kelly, who has a large, private office, feel that was the best place to fire her? "But when he talks that way, the way he did on this tape, it confirmed that he is truly a racist".

The White House and Trump allies have blasted Newman's account as false in numerous statements.

Manigault Newman served as special assistant to the president, and was tasked with outreach to the African American community. On the Saturday anniversary of the riot, Trump tweeted, "I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence", which some have interpreted as more waffling, as reported by USA Today. He responded: "Lowlife. She's a lowlife". Sarah Huckabee stands in front of the country and lies every single day.

The White House has defended the president, slamming the former staffer's book as being "riddled with lies and false accusations". That's downright criminal. If I didn't have these recordings, no one in America would believe me. "I was complicit, and for that I regret".

The meeting happened in the White House Situation Room, located in the West Wing's basement.

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