‘Meet the Press’ Plays Tape of John Kelly Firing Omarosa Manigault Newman

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On the tape, which Manigault Newman said was recorded in the Situation Room, Kelly can be heard citing "some pretty serious integrity violations" as the reason for her dismissal, and telling Manigault Newman that his decision was not negotiable.

Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, "Unhinged", that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show "The Apprentice".

But in an interview with NPR on Friday afternoon, Manigault Newman appeared to contradict her own book, saying that she has heard the tape on which Mr. Trump said the N-word.

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In her interview with Todd, Manigault Newman said she considered the offer an attempt to buy her silence. They continue to deceive this nation by how mentally declined he [Trump] is, how hard it is for him to process complex information.

"I have documentation, a whole treasure-trove of documentation for everything you see in this book", she said.

Soon after making that statement, she entered the White House as one of Trump's longest-serving aides, given an office, an assistant and the highest salary afforded an administration staffer.

The truly troubling thing about the tape, as an alarmed Twitter quickly picked up on, is that it exists at all.

White House aides are exploring what punishment she could face for the purported recording in the Situation Room and in the building, according to a senior administration official.

President Donald Trump greets cheering members of Bikers for Trump and supporters, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. "And obviously I felt miserably, because after that he gets up and he says that there are good people on both sides when he should have been denouncing what we saw as clearly racist, Nazis, going against the grain of this country". The president lies to the American people.

The White House has defended the president, slamming the former staffer's book as being "riddled with lies and false accusations".

"I was complicit and for that I regret", the former Apprentice contestant said.

In this photo, taken February 14, 2017, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, then an aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. 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".

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