Fresh tape of poll campaign offer released
Washington : Omarosa Manigault Newman has released another secret audio recording she says proves US President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. In the recording played on MSNBC, Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara offers Newman a job earning $15,000 a month. The job wouldn’t require her to report to any particular office or have a specific duties, other than to speak positively on Trump’s behalf as part of his re-election campaign.
Lara Trump, married to Eric Trump, can be heard on the tape noting a New York Times report that suggested Manigault Newman had inside information that could be damaging to Trump.
“It sounds a little like, obviously, that there are some things you’ve got in the back pocket to pull out,” Lara Trump said. “Clearly, if you come on board the campaign, like, we can’t have, we got to …” Manigault Newman interjects: “Oh, God, no.” “Everything, everybody, positive, right?” Lara asks.
The secret tape is one of several Newman released this week to back up her claims in her new book, Unhinged. In a written response on Thursday, Lara said her entire family was concerned for Manigault Newman after she was fired “because we had no idea about the basis for her dismissal,” but “we still wanted her on our team because we cared so much about her personally.”
Lara said that’s why she reached out and offered Manigault Newman a job on the re-election campaign “before we knew anything about the gross violations of ethics and integrity during her White House tenure.”
She said the latest tape is a “fraud” and the snippets of discussion “took place in numerous calls over several weeks.” “Woman to woman, I shared a connection with Omarosa as a friend and a campaign sister, and I am shocked and saddened by betrayal and violation on a deeply personal level.”
The President on Thursday tweeted: “Thank you for the kind words, Omarosa.”