I heard Trump using n-word, says former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman

President Kellyanne Conway and Omarosa Manigault left attend an event celebrating Womens History Month in the East Room at the White House

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Former top White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has released new audio that she says is a recording of President Trump's telephone call to her after Chief of Staff John Kelly fired her.

Manigault Newman was previously best known for her polarizing character on NBC's "The Apprentice" in 2004.

"The chief of staff of the United States, under the direction of the President of the United States threatening me on damage to my reputation and things getting ugly for me".

Newman explained to the show's host, Chuck Todd, that she recorded that conversation, as well as others she has played for reporters and book publishers featuring her conversations with Trump, because "this is a White House where everybody lies".

What is her history with Trump? The voice on the recording released Monday appears to be Trump's. She said she had recorded the conversation because otherwise no one would believe her.

She added: "But when he talks that way, the way he did on this tape, it confirmed that he is truly a racist".

"While I know it's "not presidential" to take on a lowlife like Omarosa, and while I would rather not be doing so, this is a modern day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible", he wrote.

"She's a low life".

"You know they run a big operation but I didn't know it".

The latest barbs from Trump fanned the flames of conflict with Manigault Newman, which has virtually consumed the White House for the past several days. The Department of Justice could take steps to prosecute her for that, too, but so far the recordings themselves have been merely embarrassing, not revelatory of national-security secrets.

NBC News later released Manigault Newman's tape of Trump. She argued that she was terminated unfairly, revealing that she had taped the conversation in which Kelly dismissed her, citing "integrity violations", back in December.

"It is very obvious a threat". The Situation Room is the inner sanctum of the White House.

"Um, are not staff supposed to check all electronic devices in a secure repository before entering the Situation Room?" "Not only is it not typical, something like this is unprecedented".

Some national security experts said she broke security protocol and may have even broke the law if any classified information was leaked from the room. "The other question is, is General Kelly running this country or is the President running this country?"

In her new memoir, "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House", due in stores Tuesday, Omarosa details an unsuccessful quest to find a tape dating back to Trump's "Apprentice" days where he uses the n-word.

"I don't want to negotiate", Manigault Newman replied. But she told Chuck Todd on Sunday that she later was able to hear a recording of Trump during a trip to Los Angeles.

"I don't love you leaving at all", he added.

The former White House staffer detailed her claim in her forthcoming book, writing that the offer was a way to keep her from speaking out. The reason given was to protect White House "security systems".

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