Melania warned Trump to 'not get into a public fight with Omarosa' but he called her a dog anyway
The public spat between the duo came amid explosive claims made in Maginault Newman's newly-released book, titled 'Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House.'
First Lady Melania Trump reportedly warned President Donald Trump to not engage in a public fight with his former White House aide Omarosa Maginault Newman, however, he ignored her advice and called her "that dog" on Twitter.
According to an Axios report, Trump told his advisors that the first lady has urged him to "stay above" a public confrontation with his former reality TV co-star. The news was later confirmed by a White House official to the Daily Mail.
The public spat between the duo came amid explosive claims made in Maginault Newman's newly-released book, titled 'Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House.' The former Apprentice star also released tapes purportedly supporting her claims.
POTUS says former White House staffer @Omarosa lied when she called him a racist who has said the N-word on tape. But a new recording, obtained by @CBSNews overnight, seems to back up Omarosa's story that several Trump advisers discussed an alleged tape during the 2016 campaign. pic.twitter.com/tV3R6P2TvE— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) August 14, 2018
Reports state that not just the first lady, other White House aides had also cautioned the president against going after Maginault Newman, and had said that him engaging in a public confrontation with her would only increase the sales of her book.
However, Trump did not heed anyone's advice and got into a high-profile spat with his former White House aide. Maginault Newman, in her book, wrote that she considered Trump as her mentor, however, she now calls him a "racist" and someone who is "unfit" to be the president of the country as he has a diminished mental capacity, according to reports.
After excerpts of Maginault Newman's book were widely-reported in the media, the president elevated the fight by calling her a "dog" on Twitter on Tuesday. The Republican also called her a "lowlife."
"When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog," Trump tweeted, referring to White House chief of staff John Kelly firing Maginault Newman last year in December.
When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
The former White House aide released a new tape on Tuesday which appears to show multiple Donald Trump staffers discuss giving a positive spin to an alleged videotape on which the Republican president can be heard using the N-word.
The recording reportedly shows Omarosa and other White House aides discussing how to handle the potential fallout from the videotape if it was released in public. The recording, which was obtained by CBS News, states that the video tape they were referring to was allegedly from Trump's time as host of "The Apprentice."