Omarosa Manigault recorded multiple conversations she had with President Donald Trump inside the West Wing, The Daily Beast reports. The recordings were reportedly made without the president’s knowledge and she is using the content she captured as she shop’s around a tell-all book, Unhinged, about her time working in the White House. According to sources cited by The Daily Beast who said they have listened to the tapes, several of the conversations feature Trump’s voice recorded in the same room and over the phone.
The sources say the conversations with Trump are largely mundane, and other conversations recorded in the West Wing don’t feature Trump at all. Manigault left the White House abruptly last December, but denied that she did so on contentious terms. However, within weeks of her departure from the Trump administration, the former Apprentice star who as long been one of Trump’s loyal friend’s and allies, began sounding the alarm on what she witnessed during her tenure in the White House. On an episode of CBS’ Celebrity Big Brother, she confessed to being “haunted by [Trump’s] tweets” on a daily basis and she worried that the outcome of his presidency was not going to turn out OK. “It’s so bad,” she fretted, crying at one point. Manigault also said she was often bullied by White House staffers.
In another appearance, she suggested there were racial tensions inside the White House and that she tried to be a “voice of reason” amid Trump’s chaotic, unorthodox presidency. Of course, she established a reputation on The Apprentice for being cunning and ruthless, not to mention direct — which was a quality Trump apparently admired in her, if a tweet he posted in 2013 is any indication. “Honest Omarosa,” Trump said on Twitter, adding, “she won’t backstab-she’ll come at you from the front.” Actually, it looks like she’ll go after Trump from all directions.
Honest Omarosa: she won't backstab-she'll come at you from the front.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2013
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