‘Meet the Press’ Plays Tape of John Kelly Firing Omarosa Manigault Newman

‘Meet the Press’ Plays Tape of John Kelly Firing Omarosa Manigault Newman

‘Meet the Press’ Plays Tape of John Kelly Firing Omarosa Manigault Newman

During the interview, the former reality TV star turns over a secret recording she made from within the Situation Room of the White House.

But someone needs to ask John Kelly: Why did you feel the need to have Omarosa's exit conversation in a SCIF?

Parts of her conversation with Kelly were played on the air when she appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" to promote her new book, "Unhinged", which will be released next week.

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement condemning the book.

Trump called Manigault Newman "a lowlife" on Saturday, in his first public response to the her book.

Omarosa Manigault Newman campaigns for then-candidate Donald Trump in Charlotte on October 14, 2016.

The author, who has swung from presidential booster to a hated mudslinger, also has told two different stories about whether she has heard the purported audio herself.

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A group of records management analysts in the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House has been tasked for more than a year with taping together documents that Trump rips up when he's done with them.

She explained, "They continue to deceive this nation by how mentally declined [Trump] is, how hard it is for him to process complex information, how he is not engaged in some of the most important decisions that impacts our country". But Frank Luntz, a political consultant who is reportedly mentioned in Newman's book, called her claims a complete lie. In his bid to bring order to a fractious West Wing, Kelly had earlier imposed stricter rules about who had access to the President, a move that senior officials said limited Manigault Newman's time in the Oval Office. "And so the only thing that's changed is that she's now selling books".

Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, "Unhinged", that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show "The Apprentice".

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. "No one. So, I protected myself, and I'm so glad I did".

Manigault Newman had indeed been a staunch defender of the president for years, including pushing back, as the highest-profile African-American in the White House, on accusations that he was racist.

White House aide Kellyanne Conway told ABC's This Week on Sunday that the first time she heard her former colleague suggest "those bad things" was in the book.

"This White House has a problem with the truth", Manigault Newman writes, seeming to pre-empt the pushback the West Wing launched even before the publication date.

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