A reporter asks Trump if he feels betrayed by Omarosa, to which he responds: "Lowlife". She has a new book, in which she has accusing him of displaying odd behaviors and using racially charged epithets. Early excerpts have been denounced by White House officials, who are launching a concerted effort to discredit their former colleague.
Newman's book, "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House", which is set to release Tuesday, has already caused quite a stir over the numerous accusations she lobs at the man she worked so closely with for more than a decade. "I said, 'Instead of the Bible?'" she allegedly said.
Manigault Newman was a contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice" reality show and later served as a senior adviser to the president. She acknowledges she had never been able to obtain or hear the tapes but said three unnamed sources had described their contents.
She 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.
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The MDC arrived at the court less than an hour before it closed on Friday, the last day that the petition could be lodged. Mr Chamisa tweeted: "Our legal team successfully filed our court papers".
Manigault Newman went on to become Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
She said he then played it off as a joke but she knew he was serious.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: 'This book is riddled with lies and false accusations. At the time, a source familiar with her departure told the Guardian that she had always been uncomfortable defending the Trump administration as the most prominent African American woman in the White House.
Chait points to the a Politico story in which White House staffers say they are unwilling to take her on.