Trump says kept Omarosa because she 'said great things about me'

Trump says kept Omarosa because she 'said great things about me'

Trump says kept Omarosa because she 'said great things about me'

President Trump is blasting fired White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman amid her leaking of secret recordings involving the president and Chief of Staff John Kelly.

In the video, the voice Newman claims belongs to Kelly accused her of "some pretty serious integrity violations", and he said he hopes she can make "this a friendly departure".

However, Manigault Newman defended her decision to covertly record her firing, saying she viewed the conversation with Kelly as a "threat".

Manigault Newman is reported to have more tapes, including at least one of the president speaking, though it's unclear if or when she'll release the remainder. Manigault-Newman said Sunday that Kelly was "threatening" her in the White House. Ms. Manigault Newman stood by the statement she made on "Meet the Press" that she believed the president did instruct Mr. Kelly to fire her. "She was vicious but not smart", Trump tweeted on Monday.

He also claimed he "would rarely see her" but had heard she missed meetings and treated staffers badly.

"I$3 heard for two years that it (the tape) existed, and once I heard it for myself, it was confirmed, what I feared the most: That Donald Trump is a con and has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities", she said. He added: "I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me - until she got fired!"

"The first time I ever heard Omarosa suggest those very bad things about this president are in this book", she said, noting Manigault Newman "is somebody who gave a glowing appraisal of Donald Trump the businessman, the star of the 'The Apprentice, ' the candidate and, indeed, the president of the United States".

Hundreds of moderate, progressive, liberal counter-protestors hooted and jeered a small band of right-wing white "nationalists" who gathered at Lafayette Square in damp weather in front of the White House, but the event was overshadowed by an explosive in-house development when a former Trump aide who was sacked disclosed that she secretly taped the President and his associates during her time there to expose the inherent discrimination in the administration and threats to her life.

The audio release comes a day after Manigault Newman released audio she said was of her firing by Kelly inside the White House Situation Room.

"You have to have your own back, because otherwise you'll look back and see 17 knives in your back", she said.

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On an hour-by-hour, day-by-day basis, a rotating group of officers, members of so-called "watch teams", keep an eye on worldwide events, according to a Central Intelligence Agency report, so they can inform the president of terrorist attacks, civil war or other significant developments. It was unclear how Manigault Newman, if her story is true, managed to get a cell phone into the Situation Room. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes.

Cohen swiftly rubbished her recollection on Twitter.

If Omarosa truly thought that America is in danger and had audio of urgent news that was critical to America's national security, why didn't she release it immediately?

But the incident isn't in her book because she didn't hear the tape until after the book was published. She will also appear Monday morning on NBC's "Today".

Manigault Newman told NBC News on Monday that the title of her book was aimed directly at Trump.

Although those who work in the White House are public employees, Conway argued confidentiality is still implied.

The White House has said her claims about his language are false. Manigault Newman asks Guthrie, to which Guthrie exasperatingly replies, "Yes". "God [expletive]. I don't love you leaving at all".

In a sit-down interview after the release of her new audio, Manigault Newman took on a defensive posture, fashioning herself as a whistleblower and warning her former White House colleagues "they should be concerned" about revelations still to come out of her book and media tour.

"That is absolutely ludicrous and ridiculous", Mr. Gidley said, "The president runs this country".

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