Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in her new book that President Trump is a "racist" who repeatedly uses the N-word and that a tape exists of him saying it.
Manigault Newman, a former reality star who appeared on "The Apprentice" with Trump before he was elected, writes in her new book, "Unhinged," that sources told her the tape was from outtakes of his NBC series.
She acknowledges she has not heard the tape herself. According to published reports, she claims she was fired from Trump's presidential staff because she was trying obtain copies of it.
“My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular,” she writes in the book, according to The Guardian.
“It had finally sunk in that the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist,” Manigault Newman continues. “Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African-Americans as a whole.”
White House staff wasted no time firing back at their former colleague.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement Friday while on vacation.
"Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations.
"It's sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the president during her time in the administration," Sanders said.