Long-Time Friend Flips on Omarosa, Debunks N-Word Claim Point-by-Point
Former Trump campaign adviser and fired White House official Omarosa Manigault-Newman has written a new book titled “Unhinged” that appears to be little more than a recitation of liberal anti-Trump fantasies.
Aside from smearing her former boss and the man who created her career for her as being mentally unstable and unfit to be president, not to mention casting aspersions at the relationship between him and the first lady, Manigault-Newman has also revived the tired leftist tripe that President Donald Trump is a bigoted racist who hates black and brown people.
Breitbart reported that a key claim made by Manigault-Newman in her book revolves around the supposed existence of an audio recording from Trump’s days hosting NBC’s “The Apprentice” in which he is allegedly heard using the “N-word” to disparage a minority man, a rumor that has been persistently floating around since the 2016 campaign season.
Manigault-Newman named several names in her book of people she claimed were also made aware of the existence of the “N-word” tape, but virtually all of those who’ve been named have publicly contradicted her assertions and effectively painted her as a liar with zero credibility.
I’m in @Omarosa’s book on page 149. She claims to have heard from someone who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word.
Not only is this flat-out false (I’ve never heard such a thing), but Omarosa didn’t even make an effort to call or email me to verify. Very shoddy work.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 10, 2018
Republican pollster Frank Luntz was the first to push back after he discovered that he was named in the book in relation to the “flat-out false” claim, and criticized Manigault-Newman and her publisher for failing to verify the account with him prior to publishing.
But Luntz was not alone in the pushback, as he was soon joined by a formerly close friend and confidante of Manigault-Newman — campaign and administration official Lynne Patton — who just released an official statement that seemingly debunks Manigault-Newman’s claim point-by-point.
Patton revealed that Manigault-Newman had attempted to contact her a few days ago but had refused to accept the call, and further explained how she believed that Manigault-Newman was lying about the alleged “N-word” tape.
“To be clear, at no time did I participate in a conference call with Katrina Pierson advising me, Jason Miller and Omarosa Manigault-Newman that Frank Luntz had heard President Donald J. Trump use a derogatory racial term — a claim that Luntz himself has also denied,” she wrote.
Instead, Patton recalled receiving a call from Manigault-Newman on the night she’d been fired in which the scorned former employee referenced the supposed “N-word” tape and urged Patton to resign from the administration prior to the tape being released.
Patton proceeded to explain that she knew at that time the person who allegedly possessed the tape, according to Manigault-Newman, and how that individual “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.”
That individual has since been revealed by Manigault-Newman, and thus confirmed by Patton, as former “Apprentice” producer Bill Pruitt, a mutual friend, who again confirmed just now “that he does NOT have an audio tape of President Trump using the ‘N-word’ and has NEVER had an audio tape of President Trump using the ‘N-word.’ Period.”
“Based upon her conflicting accounts and the newfound information revealed in my statement, it should be abundantly clear to everyone that not only is her book a complete work of fiction, but that the existence of this elusive ‘N-word’ tape is a figment of her imagination and merely a destructive tool of manipulation applied only when it best serves her interests,” Patton wrote.
Breitbart noted that Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson similarly debunked Manigault-Newman’s claims in a Monday night appearance on Fox News, and rightly pointed out the numerous times the now-scorned accuser had publicly attested to the media that Trump was not a racist person, both during and after her time working for him.
President Trump himself has weighed in on the matter, and posted a tweet on Tuesday which declared “Apprentice” executive producer Mark Burnett “called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa.”
Manigault-Newman thought she could pull a formerly close friend into her effort at slandering the man responsible for her success as a racist, but her friend who is also grateful to Trump for the success in life she has experienced wanted no part in destroying the man for something that everyone else involved in claims is entirely made up.
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