Omarosa Manigault Newman claims to have taped John Kelly firing her

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George Conway, the Trump-skeptic husband of presidential counselor Kallyanne Conway, ridiculed another claim from the book on Friday, dismissing Manigault Newman's tale of the president using ethnic slurs against him.

In one of the recordings, Kelly was in the process of firing her in December and tried to plan the spin that would surround her departure. "And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to you reputation". The former White House aide said Sunday she heard the tapes for herself after completing work on her book, but noted she has never heard racial slurs from the president herself. She also would no have been able to assist "any person that is a candidate or exploring candidacy for President of the United States other than Mr. Trump". That's downright criminal. And if I didn't have these recordings, no one in America would believe me. "So I protected myself and now I am glad I did".

Newman made the charge during an exclusive interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," days before the release of her new book on Tuesday, "Unhinged".

While Washington, DC requires one-party consent in order to record a conversation, the White House has different rules regarding due to national security issues.

Kelly also says he's firing her because of "serious integrity violations".

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".

During a panel discussion on of Fox News, conservative radio host Steve Deace reflected on the news that Manigault, who was sacked by the White House, has come to the conclusion that Trump is "racist".

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President Donald Trump called former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "lowlife" Saturday.

Manigault Newman is appearing on the show to promote her new book, "Unhinged, " which will be released next week.

"Yes, I was complicit in deceiving this nation", Omarosa said, noting that she had no idea that Trump could've been racist when she met him in 2003 - despite noting his obsession with the Central Park 5. "I wanted to see the best in him, and obviously, I failed miserably".

Newman described herself as being "complicit" to the White House deceiving the American people and her about its interest in advocating for the black community.

A similar far-right rally is scheduled for Sunday outside the White House. "People are making decisions about us, without us", she said.

President Trump marked the anniversary of the deadly neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Virginia with a tweet that did not single out white supremacists as responsible, while his Jewish daughter named the racist ideology and condemned it.

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