Continuing the whirlwind media tour for her blistering memoir Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, former White House aide Omarosa Manigult Newman appeared on MSNBC today to share another secret tape.
During an interview with Craig Melvin, Manigult Newman revealed President Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump discussing bringing her onboard of the campaign after she was fired from the White House.
The tapes indicated that Lara Trump offered Manigult Newman a salary of $180,000 to help with the campaign and that she would be expected to keep things positive and not reveal anything about the president.
“I saw this as an attempt to buy me off,” Manigult Newman told Melvin.
On Tuesday, Omarosa Manigault Newman spoke to TheGrio‘s Natasha Alford at her hotel in New York City about why she took the job in the White House and what she wants to say to the Black community.
Manigault Newman says that while she took the job in the White House to have a “seat at the table” for the Black community, she didn’t accomplish all she set out to do and has regrets—something she partly blames on vitriol against President Trump.
“Did you accomplish what you set out to accomplish for the Black community? Or what did you accomplish?” Alford asked.
“In some ways, I came up short,” Manigault Newman responded.
“A lot of that was the animosity towards Donald Trump. People just generally were devastated that this racist was going to run our country. So, no matter what efforts I put out, people didn’t want to see that type of residual outreach.”
“Where I would get frustrated because I would show up and people would boo and hiss and protest and downright just completely push back against my efforts to outreach. I could certainly see why people didn’t want me there. But nonetheless I thought it was important for me to reach out.”