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The White House has lashed out at a forthcoming book from one-time administration staffer, and former Trump confidante, Omarosa Manigault-Newman that is expected to be harshly critical of the president.
“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,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday.
Sanders continued: “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.”
The book is called Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, and it will hit shelves Aug. 14.
The Guardian obtained a copy of the book early, and reported that Manigault-Newman alleges in the book that Trump said the N-word multiple times during tapings of The Apprentice, which she starred in. “She also claims that she personally witnessed Trump use racial epithets about the White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway, who is half Filipino,” according to the report.
Manigault-Newman worked briefly in the White House before unceremoniously departing in December 2017. At the time, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said, “Omarosa was fired three times on The Apprentice, and this was the fourth time we let her go.”
She teased her disillusionment with the president during her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year.
Manigault-Newman will begin promoting the book on television with an exclusive appearance on Meet the Press on Sunday and on Today on Monday.