White House says Omarosa claim of Trump racism is 'false'
Omarosa Manigault-Newman, then an aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, August 10, 2018 1:56PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 10, 2018 2:40PM EDT
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her "a disgruntled former White House employee."
The Guardian newspaper reports that in the memoir, Manigault Newman labels Trump a "racist" and claims she's been told there are tapes of him using the N-word repeatedly while filming "The Apprentice" reality series on which she appeared.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement Friday, "Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous," Manigault-Newman's book is "riddled with lies and false accusations."
Sanders says, "It's sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks." She's criticizing the media for giving her a platform.