Omarosa Manigault Newman took to the Today Show this morning to release another bombshell secret recording from the White House.
In the latest release, President Donald Trump can be heard expressing surprise that she had been been fired from his administration last year.
The tape, which was played exclusively on Today, appears to show Trump having no idea that his former advisor had been dismissed by his Chief of Staff John Kelly.
“Omarosa? Omarosa what’s going on? I just saw on the news that you’re thinking about leaving? What happened?” Trump is heard saying on the tape, which Newman said was made one day after her termination in December 2017 when Trump called her.
Newman responds: “General Kelly—General Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave.”
“No…I, I, Nobody even told me about it,” Trump replies. “You know they run a big operation, but I didn’t know it. I didn’t know that. Goddamn it. I don’t love you leaving at all.”
During the explosive interview on “Today” Newman accused Trump of continuing to lie to the American people and said he didn’t know what was going on within his own administration.
“He doesn’t even know what’s happening in his White House,” Newman said. “He’s being puppeted.”
How did you record the conversation with John Kelly in the White House Situation Room? –@savannahguthrie
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 13, 2018
Omarosa Manigault-Newman is set to release her tell-all book this week, detailing her experience in the White House.
The former reality star and ousted White House staffer will release her book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House on” on August 14. While the book is already being touted as a juicy tell-all of Manigault-Newman’s brief tenure working with the Trump administration, the bombshell recordings are said to be extremely revealing.
And according to the press release, Omarosa isn’t pulling any punches in the publication:
Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned fifteen years—through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.
A stunning tell-all and takedown from a strong, intelligent woman who took every name and number, UNHINGED is a must-read for any concerned citizen.
After declaring dubiously last Friday that she has tapes of Trump saying the “n-word,” Omarosa appeared Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press to dish more about her brief, but tumultuous time at the White House. During the interview with Chuck Todd, she brought a recording of her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly and claimed that it involved a veiled “threat.”
Kelly is heard in the recording telling Omarosa that she had serious “integrity issues” and compared her being let go to a military court martial. He then offers to make it a “friendly departure” and said that she violated some “very serious legal issues” without elaborating on what those were.
The Washington Post reported that that after being fired, Omarosa declined a $15,000-a-month job offer from Trump’s campaign, which included a nondisclosure agreement stating that she could not make disparaging comments about the campaign, Trump, Vice President Pence, their families, any Trump or Pence family company or asset.
The recording of Kelly in the situation room could potentially prove problematic for Omarosa, as some experts are saying she may have breached security protocol.
On Sunday, the White House fired back at Omarosa Manigault Newman’s secret recording of John Kelly with a statement from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security – and then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee.”