President Donald Trump has responded to the claims that he used racial slurs on the set of "The Apprentice", which have stemmed from former senior adviser and "The Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman's book, "Unhinged".
After the 2016 presidential election, in an interview with the Independent Journal Review, Omarosa Manigault-Newman said that the Trump had a long memory and that his team was keeping a list of their enemies. In the book, she paints Mr Trump as scattered, self-absorbed, misogynistic and insecure.
In addition to Newman's claims that Trump is a racist and a bigot, Newman claims that first lady Melania Trump will divorce her husband when his presidency ends and that she was offered "hush money" to stay mum about her time in the White House. "Yeah. The Art of the Deal is a bestseller!"
TMZ caught the former White House staffer as she arrived at a Washington, D.C. airport ahead of a publicity blitz.
In her book, Manigault Newman also says the former Apprentice host showed signs of a "mental decline that could not be denied" and added that he "loved conflict, chaos and confusion; he loved seeing people argue or fight". 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. Just think how many copies I'd sell - maybe a commemorative inauguration copy!'
Manigault Newman, 44, met Trump in 2004 when she was a candidate on the American version of The Apprentice, which he hosted. The White House in December announced that Newman had resigned and would be leaving her position in January.
"Hearing it changed everything for me", she told NPR reporter Rachel Martin. According to a published report by the media organization, when asked to clear up the discrepancy, the former White House aide said Martin must not have read the book.