WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Omarosa Manigault Newman is in the midst of controversies after writing a book about her experience as a former White House aide.
- Omarosa claims in her book that President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign offered her a lucrative deal to keep her quiet.
- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders alleged that Omarosa’s forthcoming “book is riddled with lies and false accusations.”
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has written a book titled “Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House,” after she was fired from the administration last year.
More popularly known as just Omarosa, she first met President Donald Trump when she joined the first season of the reality TV series The Apprentice in 2004. She instantly referred to as the show’s villain because of her crafty and cunning tactics.
In her forthcoming book, she alleges that Trump’s re-election campaign offered her a lucrative contract in exchange for her signature on a strict non-disclosure agreement after her ouster from the administration last year, according to an excerpt quoted in The Washington Post.
Omarosa claims that she turned down the offer as it would have prevented her from the harsh criticism she has thrown at Trump since she was fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly because of “serious integrity issues.”
Trump’s campaign adviser Lara Trump, who is also the president’s daughter-in-law, allegedly made the offer after her ouster.
On Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders disregarded the shocking claims Omarosa has written in her which starts selling August 14.
In a statement, Sanders said: “Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations.”
Omarosa also revealed that the president is a “racist” after hearing a tape of Trump repeatedly using the N-word during the filming of The Apprentice. This revelation is included in her book, Unhinged.
“It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the President during her time in the administration,” Sanders said in a statement.
This will not be the first time the White House has been bombarded with scandalous claims in a tell-all.
Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” published January, contained harsh descriptions about Trump and derogatory comments about the first family by former Trump strategist Steve Bannon. The book instantly became a New York Times number one bestseller.