Trump Responds to Omarosa Book Claims: "She's a Lowlife"

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Omarosa Manigault, incoming White House director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, listens as Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, testifies before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during his confirmation hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.  

Manigault-Newman claims in her upcoming book that Trump used racial slurs on the 'Apprentice' set and concludes he is a racist and a bigot.

President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: "lowlife."

Manigault-Newman claims in an upcoming book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show The Apprentice. She also says she later concluded that he is a racist and a bigot.

On Saturday, reporters asked the preisdent during an event at his golf club in New Jersey if he felt betrayed by Manigault-Newman. He responded: "Lowlife. She's a lowlife."

Manigault Newman was a contestant on Trump's The Apprentice reality show and later served as a senior adviser to the president. In the book, she paints him as scattered, self-absorbed, misogynistic and insecure.

The book is set for release Tuesday. The White House has already slammed it as "riddled with lies and false accusations."

The Associated Press purchased a copy of the book ahead of its release. In the book, Manigault-Newman claims without evidence that tapes exist of Trump using the N-word repeatedly on the reality show's set. She acknowledges she had never been able to obtain or hear the tapes, but said three unnamed sources had described their contents.

Manigault-Newman alleges that Trump has exhibited signs of a "mental decline that could not be denied" and says she went as far as printing out a study linking Diet Coke consumption to dementia and strokes and putting it in his briefing stack. She also described him as a man who "loved conflict, chaos and confusion; he loved seeing people argue or fight."

Manigault-Newman also alleges that Trump allies tried to buy her silence after she left the White House, offering her $15,000 a month to serve in a "senior position" on his 2020 re-election campaign along with a stringent nondisclosure agreement. She says when she turned down the offer, she received letters from Trump's lawyers telling her to stay quiet.