Trump Disputes Omarosa's Claims In New Book
Omarose Onee Manigault-Newman (L) who was a contestant on the first season of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" and is now an ordained minister, appears alongside Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a press conference that followed Trump's meeting with African-American religious leaders in New York. Nov. 30, 2015. Getty Images/Timothy A

Claims against the Trump administration by Omarose Onee Manigault-Newman in her new book that will apparently be a tell-all book on Donald Trump’s White House, were discredited by many including Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, and Trump administration senior official, Lynne Patton.

According to reports, in her book “Unhinged,” which comes out on Aug. 14, Manigault-Newman claims she heard recordings where he used the “N-word” multiple times during the reality show they both starred in.

Trump promptly refuted the claim through a string of tweets that was fired against her calling Manigault-Newman a “lowlife”, “not smart” and “wacky”.

He claimed that Mark Burnett, associated with "The Apprentice," called him and said the tapes did not exist.

Tom Arnold, who is on the “hunt for Trump tapes,” refuted Trump saying Burnett as well as two other executive producers associated with the show “The Apprentice” called Trump a liar.

Manigault-Newman was a former reality TV star who appeared in the show which had Trump as one of the judges. She was later hired by Trump when he took on his role as president. She was one of the top African Americans in Trump’s White House.

The former reality star claimed Frank Luntz, Trump’s campaign pollster and political consultant, told an associate he heard the president using the derogatory word.

Luntz replied on twitter that the whole thing was flat-out false. He said that Manigault-Newman made no effort to contact him to verify the story.

Manigault-Newman replied saying she wrote about a conference call between Katrina Pierson, Jason Miller, Lynne Patton, and herself, wherein Pierson said Luntz had information about Trump using the word in contention. Pierson is the senior advisor for Trump’s 2020 campaign for the U.S. elections. Miller worked with Pierson during the 2016 election campaign and Patton is a senior official at the Trump Administration.

Pierson replied with her own statements where she denounced everything Manigault-Newman said to be false.

“Omarosa is being intentionally dishonest in order to sell her new book,” she said. “First, I have never heard President Trump ever use the derogatory language that Omarosa claims. Also, I never confirmed the existence of an alleged tape from 'The Apprentice' to her as she said today.”

“That’s a complete fabrication by Omarosa,” she added. “I feel pity for Omarosa as she embarrasses herself by creating salacious lies and distortions just to try to be relevant and enrich herself by selling books at the expense of the truth. 'Unhinged,' indeed.”

Patton also disagreed with her claims. She said the conference call never happened. She claimed that in a prior phone conversation with Manigault-Newman, the latter told her that former "The Apprentice" producer, Bill Pruitt, was the source of the recording of the N-word. On speaking to Pruitt, Patton found this was false, the statement said.

In another instance, Michael Cohen, who was once Trump’s lawyer and is now mixed up in a Federal investigation that includes multiple payments made to models and other women, put out a tweet that refuted her recollection of him and Trump.

Manigault-Newman claimed she saw the president take a note from Cohen in the Oval Office and eat it to prevent presidential archivists from obtaining it.

Manigault-Newman in multiple interviews in the past few days, claimed to have recordings of her conversations with Trump employees. She also released an audio of a call with Trump after she was fired wherein he claimed to be unaware of the situation.

“Omarosa? Omarosa what’s going on? I just saw on the news that you’re thinking about leaving? What happened?” Trump said in the recording. It was played on the NBC show "Today" on Monday.

Reports claimed Manigault-Newman was fired from her post as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for allegedly misusing the White House car service. She recently released an audio of her conversation with John Kelly in the situation room at the White House wherein he fired her.

This incident itself points to a few concerns. The first concern is that she was using her phone to record the conversation inside the situation room, where all electronic devices are not allowed. The second one being that Kelly fired her inside the situation room, a room which is not usually used for meetings of such nature.