Trump says "Apprentice" producer told him there's no "N-word" tape

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She had known him since they worked together in 2004 on the first season of the American reality TV show "The Apprentice".

Trump had attacked Manigault's credibility earlier on Monday, saying that she begged him for a job at the White House after she had been a contestant at "The Apprentice" without winning three times. "And the bottom line is, I can tell you for a fact she was complicit, but she also did the bidding, and she wanted to prove that she was in their camp because she used to be a Democrat".

Omarosa Manigault-Newman claims Melania is waiting for husband Donald to finish his first term as US President before leaving him. She slammed Vice President Mike Pence as a "swamp creature", and went as far as to call Trump "mentally and physically impaired".

Pierson then spoke to Patton's statement refuting Manigault's claims of having heard a tape with Trump using the racial word.

Today, the individual who Omarosa confirmed to me as having played the second-hand audio recording to her a year ago confirmed that they have no tape, never had possession of a tape, never claimed to have possession of a tape and never played such a tape for Ms. Manigault-Newman. [MUSIC] She said she has a story to tell and I'm sure she will be selling that story. "I'm expecting that they're going to retaliate and so I'm just going to stand back and wait". "They are very aggressive people, they may get aggressive, and congratulations, you are in World War III.", Trump said last month while appearing to question the objective of NATO's Article 5, which states that an attack on one member is an attack on all. "Putting her in the White House". "You're the "You're fired" guy, and you're too scared to tell Omarosa she's fired?"

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"It's a violation of every protocol, procedure, and just how we do business in government", said Marc Lotter, a former special assistant to the president and former press secretary to Vice President Pence.

Pierson cited the December 14 ABC News interview with Manigault in which Manigault defends President Donald Trump, clearly stating he "is not a racist".

The dispute has been building for days as Manigault Newman promotes her memoir "Unhinged", which comes out officially Tuesday.

"Very explosive this weekend when it was turned out, or when she revealed, that she had been taping recordings inside the Situation Room", Mullaney said Monday. But the former White House aide writes in her book that she "refused" to sign an NDA. "She made it up".

"I was not signed to a non-disclosure agreement to hush me up", Lotter said.

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"It sounded as if [Trump] used [the N-word] everyday", Manigault-Newman said on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" on Monday night.

After Guthrie expressed the hope that Manigault Newman would indeed stay on to answer more questions - the author at the top of the interview had indicated clearly that they had plenty of time to cover everything - Manigault Newman apparently had a change of heart. "I don't have that word in my vocabulary, and never have", Trump tweeted, adding that Omarosa said "such wonderful and powerful things about me - a true Champion of Civil Rights - until she got fired".

LTo the many dozens of #journalists who called me, questioning @OMAROSA claim in her new book that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump took a note from me, put it in his mouth and ate it.I saw NO such thing and am shocked anyone would take this seriously.

It was not clear exactly what he was referring to.

She proceeded to tell me the full name of the individual who played this second-hand tape for her, from whom the primary audio tape had originated, as well as the specific context of the President's usage of this term and to whom the derogatory term was allegedly directed. Omarosa has come under fire for recording General John Kelly firing her in a meeting that took place in the White House Situation Room.

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