Omarosa claims Trump behaved like a ‘dog off a leash’ at events without Melania & tried to ‘buy’ her silence with a $15,000-a-month job after she left the White House

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  • Omarosa Manigault Newman says in Unhinged that Trump is bigoted and racist
  • Says Trump behaves badly when Melania is away and is frequently misogynistic
  • She also alleges tapes exist of Trump using the N-word on the Apprentice’s set
  • Accusations are among long list of scandalous claims book, out on August 14
  • Manigault Newman was former White House adviser and Apprentice candidate
  • White House has already slammed it as ‘riddled with lies and false accusations’

Omarosa Manigault Newman claims President Trump behaved like a ‘dog off a leash’ at events without Melania and tried to ‘buy’ her silence after she left the White House with the offer of a $15,000-a-month job and then a barrage of threats.

The accusations are the latest in a series of scandalous claims contained in her new book, Unhinged, set to come out August 14. The White House has already slammed it as ‘riddled with lies and false accusations’.

In the book, Manigault Newman, who was a contestant on The Apprentice and later served as a senior adviser to the president, paints a picture of Trump as scattered, self-absorbed, misogynistic and insecure.

Omarosa Manigault Newman admitted Sunday that she was fired from the White House and did not resign as she claimed in previous interviews, but insisted Monday that President Trump was unhappy to learn about it

Trump, she said she had concluded after years of defending him, was a bigot.

‘I didn’t want to believe it,’ she writes. ‘I rejected what other people said about him because they didn’t know him like I did.

‘I had to go through the pain of witnessing his racism with my own eyes, and hearing it with my own ears, many times, until I couldn’t deny it any longer.’

She also claims without evidence that tapes exist of the president using the N-word repeatedly on the reality show’s set.

She acknowledges she had never been able to obtain or hear the tapes but said three unnamed sources had described their contents.

Manigault Newman also alleges that allies of the president tried to buy her silence. When she left the White House, she says she was offered $15,000 a month to serve in a ‘senior position’ on Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.

But that offer came along with a stringent nondisclosure agreement that was as ‘harsh and restrictive’ as she had seen while working in television.

After turning down the job, she said she received a ‘flurry’ of letters from attorneys representing the president telling her to ‘stay silent about Trump, or else.’

 

Throughout the book, Manigault Newman paints a deeply critical portrait of the president, describing him as a man who ‘loved conflict, chaos and confusion; he loved seeing people argue or fight.’

She says she had seen him acting inappropriately at numerous events he attended without his wife at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, including birthday parties, fundraisers and golf tournaments.

She also alleges that Trump has exhibited signs of a ‘mental decline that could not be denied’ and says she went as far as printing out a study linking Diet Coke consumption to dementia and strokes and putting it in his briefing stack.

The White House responded by slamming the book and its author and chastising the press for writing about it.

‘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,’ said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

‘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.’

Manigault-Newman’s claims about Trump telling the N-word have come under particular scrutiny.

In the book itself, the author claims she had heard from three people that tapes existed of the President using the racial slur.

But on Friday afternoon she contracted herself by telling NPR that she herself heard the racial slur on tape, and challenged a reporter who challenged her on the discrepancy to read her words more closely.

‘I heard the tape,’ Omarosa said in the radio interview.

Also, one of the people who Manigault-Newman named as supposedly having told her about Trump’s use of the N-word subsequently took to Twitter to say that was not true.

‘I’m in @Omarosa’s book on page 149. She claims to have heard from someone who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word,’ noted pollster Frank Luntz wrote.

‘Not only is this flat-out false (I’ve never heard such a thing), but Omarosa didn’t even make an effort to call or email me to verify. Very shoddy work.’

Luntz continued: ‘It seems like certain book publishers these days care more about getting a release out than getting the facts down. This is why people don’t trust these “exposés,” which is especially bad for authors who actually are good and reliable.’

Omarosa also wrote that she personally witnessed the president using a pair of racial insults against senior aide Kellyanne Conway’s half-Filipino husband George.

‘Would you look at this George Conway article?’ she quotes Trump as saying, according to The Guardian. ‘F***ing FLIP! Disloyal! F***ing Goo-goo.’

George Conway dismissed the story as ‘absurd.’

The accusations are the latest in a series of scandalous claims contained in her new book, Unhinged, set to come out August 14. Pictured: Trump and Omarosa on April 1 at Trump Tower 

‘The allegation is not credible, and indeed is ridiculous, particularly in light of the timing of her departure from the White House—December 12, 2017. It’s absurd all around,’ he tweeted.

The accusations are the latest in a series of scandalous claims contained in her new book, Unhinged, set to come out August 14. Pictured: Trump and Omarosa on April 1 at Trump Tower

Omarosa’s spicy memoir includes other less incendiary but equally too-good-to-check anecdotes.

One is the charge that a tanning bed occupies space in the presidential residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and that President Trump caused a stink when he demanded one.

The Washington Post reported Friday that Omarosa wrote about how Trump fought over a tanning appliance with Angella Reid, then the White House’s ‘chief usher’ – a title held by the chief of the household staff.

Reid was dismissed in early May 2017, narrowing the time frame in which the story could have unfolded.

But a former White House official employed in the West Wing during those months told DailyMail.com on Friday that ‘it never happened.’

‘Are you kidding me?’ asked one former aide who worked alongside Omarosa. ‘If that were true, he would have tweeted about it by now and challenged Putin to get one.’

The source, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, called the outspoken former colleague ‘Ponderosa,’ a derisive combination of her name and the word ‘ponderous.’

Separately, a current senior White House official told a ‘New York’ magazine reporter that ‘there is no tanning bed in there,’ and there has ‘never been any request’ for one.

Omarosa is launching a book tour, saying that she heard Trump denigrate Kellyanne Conway's half-Filipino husband (back row, right) with a racial slur

Omarosa is launching a book tour, saying that she heard Trump denigrate Kellyanne Conway’s half-Filipino husband (back row, right) with a racial slur 

Omarosa also claims in the book that she heard Trump denigrate Kellyanne Conway’s half-Filipino husband (back row, right) with a racial slur

Mr. Conway immediately dismissed the racial-slur story as ‘not credible’ and ‘absurd’ on Thursday, noting that Omarosa was fired in December 2017, long before he became known as a persistent Trump critic

Mr. Conway immediately dismissed the racial-slur story as 'not credible' and 'absurd' on Thursday, noting that Omarosa was fired in December 2017, long before he became known as a persistent Trump critic

Conway immediately dismissed the racial-slur story as ‘not credible’ and ‘absurd’ on Thursday, noting that Omarosa was fired in December 2017

The author also says she once saw the president chewing up a piece of paper after a meeting with lawyer Michael Cohen.

‘I saw him put a note in his mouth. Since Trump was ever the germaphobe, I was shocked he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper. It must have been something very, very sensitive,’ she writes The Post.

As with many of her more pointed stories, White House aides flatly denied it to the Post.

 

Omarosa’s unceremonious December 2017 firing will be a telling asterisk as she launches a media tour this weekend with an interview on the set of ‘Meet the Press.’

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly threw her overboard after he learned she was using the White House’s car service – meant for the use of outside VIP guests – as a personal pick-up and drop-off chauffeur for her daily commute.

She claims in her book that she was shown the door because senior aides believed she was close to getting her hands on an ‘n-word’ recording – even though her employment status would be of little consequence if she had found one.

The tell-all book will infuriate the president, who reacted with anger when it was revealed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen recorded some of their conversations.

Omarosa describes an attempt by herself and Ivanka Trump to rid the White House of leakers. Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci led the effort.

‘Along with his comms directorship, Scaramucci had a secondary job. He was apparently the hired hit man,’ Manigault writes, according to the Daily Beast.

‘Very low-key, Ivanka [Trump] went around to the original Trumpers, the loyal soldiers, and asked the team to compile a list of suspected leakers. I’d already said my piece about [deputy chief of staff] Katie Walsh directly to Donald, and she’d been let go.

‘But Ivanka wanted a new list and, once she had it, she would give it to Scaramucci, so he could fire them all. The final list that was texted to me on July 22 had ten names on it.’

She lists those staff as: Vanessa Morrone, Lindsay Walters, Janet Montesi, Raj Shah, Kelly Sadler, Lara Barger, Ory Rinat, Kate Karnes, Michael Short, and Jessica Ditto.

Omarosa contradicted herself Friday in an NPR interview, claiming that she had personally heard the rumored recording of Trump using the n-word. In the book, she writes that other people had merely told her about the audio

A White House official with knowledge of situation alleged in comments to DailyMail.com that since Scaramucci needed to come up with a list of names, he arbitrarily chose staffers – no matter their seniority or access – who had worked at the Republican National Committee.

Not all of them were RNC alumni, however, including Ditto.

Scaramucci was fired after 11 days.

Trump has been flattering of Omarosa in the past, while acknowledging her tough reputation.

‘Honest Omarosa: she won’t backstab-she’ll come at you from the front,’ he tweeted on March 10, 2013.

And he wrote a few days earlier on March 3: ‘I’ll always like @Omarosa because she constantly defends me.’

Finally, on March 3 he wrote: ‘Are people really afraid of @Omarosa. Would you be?’

 

In an exclusive excerpt obtained by DailyMail.com, Omarosa, 44, tells of the dread she felt while watching Trump’s May 2017 interview with Lester Holt.

‘While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald’s brain. His mental decline could not be denied,’ she writes.

‘Many didn’t notice it as keenly as I did because I knew him way back when. They thought Trump was being Trump, off the cuff. But I knew something wasn’t right.’

‘For the Lester Holt interview, I watched it on a small TV in the upper press room (the lower press room was built on top of the old swimming pool and turned into the briefing room) by the press secretary’s office,’ she writes.

‘Throughout this erratic and contradictory interview, I kept thinking, ‘Oh no! Oh no! This is bad!

‘Donald rambled. He spoke gibberish. He contradicted himself from one sentence to the next.’

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