Omarosa Manigault Newman entered the White House as one of President Donald Trump's longest-serving associates, the only person aside from his daughter who'd known and worked alongside him for more than a decade.
On Friday, the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, issued a statement on the book, saying it was "riddled with lies" and condemning Manigault Newman for not praising Trump.More news: Manchester United 'to appoint first ever director of football'
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She has a new book, in which she has accusing him of displaying odd behaviors and using racially charged epithets.
Because of his alleged use of racial slurs - particularly the N-word - Manigault Newman concluded that he is a racist and a bigot, according to the Associated Press. She acknowledges she had never been able to obtain or hear the tapes but said three unnamed sources had described their contents.
Trump was responding to a question from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman about Manigault Newman's tell-all memoir that was announced this week. Trump starred on the reality-TV show for years. The White House has already slammed it as "riddled with lies and false accusations".
Elsewhere in her book, she claims the president suffers from "mental decline" and alleges she once saw Trump chew up a piece of paper after a meeting with his then-lawyer Michael Cohen. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
But now, Manigault Newman, who was a special liaison at the White House with the African American community, says Trump is trying to start a "race war".