New Tape Released From W.H. Recording Scandal – Staffers Discuss Trump’s N-Word Use

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For several days ahead of the release of her new book Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House, Omarosa Manigault-Newman has insisted that a tape really does exist of President Donald Trump using the n-word during his time on his reality TV show, The Apprentice. Trump has vehemently denied that this is true.

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Like every other time Trump has doubled down and insisted that rumors about him are untrue, it turns out that his denials are just another of his lies.

In a recorded call during the 2016 campaign, several Trump staffers had a discussion about how to spin tapes of Trump using the most vile of racial slurs once it was released to the public. There was no discussion about whether or not the tape existed. All of them knew that it did.

The conversation included three women of color: Trump campaign spokesman Katrina Pierson, Eric Trump Foundation vice president Lynne Patton, and Manigault-Newman.

Katrina Pierson: I am trying to find at least what context it was used in to help us maybe try to figure out a way to spin it.

Lynne Patton: I said, ‘Well, sir, can you think of anytime where this happened?’ And he said, ‘no.’

Omarosa Manigault-Newman: Well, that is not true.

Patton: He goes, how do you think I should handle it and I told him exactly what you just said, Omarosa, which is well, it depends on what scenario you are talking about. And he said, well, why don’t you just go ahead and put it to bed.

Pierson: No, he said it. He is embarrassed by it.

On Monday, Pierson told Fox News that the conversation, which was mentioned in Omarosa’s book, never happened. Just like Trump’s insistence that no such tape exists (which he needed someone else to confirm, somehow), it appears that is a lie.

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