Trump calls Omarosa 'that dog'

Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault-Newman.

President Trump on Tuesday continued to lash out at Omarosa Manigault-Newman over explosive claims in his former “Celebrity Apprentice” co-star turned White House aide makes about him in her new book, “Unhinged.”

Trump seemed frustrated by secret recordings of conversations Manigault-Newman made while she was employed at the White House, including one of a call she had with him the day after she was fired by chief of staff John Kelly.

“When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out,” Trump tweeted. “Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”

Trump has a history of using the phrase “like a dog” to disparage people, especially those who are fired. But several observers noted that in recent weeks, Trump has used racially-charged rhetoric in responding to prominent African-American critics.

In a recording of their conversation, Trump appeared unaware Manigault-Newman had been fired.

“I didn’t know that,” Trump says after she informs him of her termination. “Goddamn it.”

In a series of tweets on Monday, Trump claimed that Manigault-Newman begged him for a position in his administration, and that he gave her a job despite how disliked she was.

“Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time,” the president tweeted. “She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart.”

“I would rarely see her but heard really bad things,” he added. “Nasty to people & would constantly miss meetings & work. When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & nothing but problems. I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me — until she got fired!”

On Monday night, Trump responded to another claim that Manigault-Newman heard a tape of Trump using the N word on the NBC reality show, and that several Trump advisers had discussed the alleged recording during the 2016 campaign. According to the president, Mark Burnett, the show’s executive producer, had called him to refute the story.

“.@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa,” Trump wrote. “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up.”

“Look at her MANY recent quotes saying such wonderful and powerful things about me — a true Champion of Civil Rights — until she got fired,” the president continued. “Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn’t want interviews) when she worked in the White House. Now that she says bad about me, they will talk to her. Fake News!”

Appearing on MSNBC Monday night, Manigault-Newman said she has “plenty more” recordings and is willing to share them with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team if they call “again.”

She declined to say how many more tapes she’ll make public.

“I don’t know. I’m going to watch to see,” she said. “I’m expecting that they’re going to retaliate and so I’m just going to stand back and wait.”
~Yahoo News
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