The White House is firing back at Omarosa Manigault-Newman, saying the former staffer’s tell-all is “riddled with lies and false accusations.”
“Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement on Friday. “It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the President during her time in the administration.”
The book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” is set to be released Aug. 14.
According to excerpts obtained by The Guardian, Manigault Newman’s book includes passages in which she calls Trump a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly. She says that there are tapes to prove that Trump was caught on a microphone saying the racial slur on his former NBC reality show. She cited three unnamed sources.
Last week, the Daily Mail obtained an excerpt from the book in which Manigault-Newman said she became alarmed while watching the now-famous interview Trump gave to Lester Holt.
“While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald’s brain,” she wrote in her tell-all book. “His mental decline could not be denied.”
Manigault-Newman worked in the White House for less than a year. She was fired in December 2017.
Manigault-Newman will sit down with Chuck Todd for her first promotional interview on “Meet the Press” Sunday and on “Today” Monday morning.