It should come as no surprise that another departed White House staffer has divulged the sordid details of her time spent working for the Trump administration.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, who first appeared with Trump on “Celebrity Apprentice” before serving as the director of communications for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison – the highest ranking black employee in the White House – admitted that she was offered a $15,000 per month contract to stay silent after being fired.
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The hush money payment is only the latest in what has become a long list of women whose silence Trump attempted to buy, including – and most prominently – porn star Stormy Daniels, who has risen to fame with her candid disclosure of Trump’s behavior.
Manigault Newman, for her part, denied the offer, opting instead to go ahead with her tell-all upcoming book, “Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House,” excerpts of which have been released to several news outlets.
She alleges in the book that Trump repeatedly used a racial slur during the filming of The Apprentice.
Unsurprisingly, after being fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly, she received a call from Lara Trump, Eric Trump’s wife, and was offered a job doing “diversity outreach” for the campaign. It would have also precluded her from discussing Trump and his family and Pence and his family.
“The NDA attached to the email was as harsh and restrictive as any I’d seen in all my years of television,” Manigault Newman writes in the book.
While the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders criticized the publication, saying that it is “riddled with lies and false accusations,” both The Washington Press and The Daily Beast have heard recordings corroborating her accounts.
As she prepares to release her book, Trump is all but certain to give her some free press with an impending Twitter fit over its truthfulness. Of course, if it’s his word against hers, his reputation does him no favors.