Trump is a “racist” is no news flash, if you are conscious. But Omararosa says in her new book Unhinged, he sed the “N-word” repeatedly.
According to Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, he was caught on mic uttering the racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his reality TV show The Apprentice. She says there’s a tape to prove it, citing three unnamed sources.
The Guardian got a copy of her book ahead of its publication, and she insists the reports are true, although, here’s the catch – she does not say she heard him use the “N” word herself.
But she does claims she personally heard Trump use racial slurs about White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway, who is half Filipino.
“Would you look at this George Conway article? Fucking FLIP! Disloyal! Fucking Goo-goo.”
(“Flip” and “goo-goo” are terms of racial abuse for Filipinos.)
Critics have previously questioned Omarosa’s credibility and many will likely accuse her of seeking revenge after she was thrown out of The White House.
At the time, she writes, she felt a,
“growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist. My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular.
It had finally sunk in that the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist. Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African Americans as a whole.”
Further allegations emerged that Trump had used the N-word in recordings on The Apprentice and the actor and comedian Tom Arnold claims to have the video of Trump using racist language. He told the Seattle-based radio station KIRO.
“I have the outtakes to The Apprentice where he says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever. It was him sitting in that chair saying the N-word, saying the C-word, calling his son a retard, just being so mean to his own children.”
In the book, she recalls how in late 2016 Trump’s team held a conference call and scrambled for how to respond to the tape but it never came out. Then a source from The Apprentice contacted her and claimed to be in possession of it. Trump was in office and Manigault Newman continued to investigate.
“By that point, three sources in three separate conversations had described the contents of this tape. They all told me that President Trump hadn’t just dropped a single N-word bomb. He’d said it multiple times throughout the show’s taping during off-camera outtakes, particularly during the first season of The Apprentice.
I would look like the biggest imbecile alive for supporting a man who used that word.”
She says she confided in the former White House communications director Hope Hicks, who said,
“I need to hear it for myself.”
Trump was widely condemned for reportedly dismissing Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shitholes”. Omarosa describes a similar experience. When she told Trump that she was going to Haiti he asked,
“Why did you choose that shitty country as your first foreign trip?
You should have waited until the confirmations were done and gone to Scotland and played golf at [his course] Turnberry.”
In another damning passage, she describes his “broken outlook” and how
“the bricks in his racist wall kept getting higher… The only other explanation was that his mental state was so deteriorated that the filter between the worst impulses of his mind and his mouth were completely gone.”
Elsewhere in the book, Omarosa recalls more outtakes from The Apprentice, saying he asked personal questions about female contestants, like
“What do you think she’s like in bed?
Do you think she’s sexy?”
And he allegedly asked male contestants:
“Who you think would be better in bed between the two of them?”
All interesting (gross) stuff. I don’t doubt any of it. It takes one fame whore to know another…
(Photos, YouTube; via The Guardian)