Omarosa releases tape of Lara Trump offering her post-White House campaign job to buy her silence
Certain parts of the recording were aired by NBC News and the network added that it had heard the full tape of the conversation between the two.
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released more tapes on Thursday, where President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, can be heard offering a $15,000-a-month job on their next campaign in 2020 in exchange for her silence. Reports state that the conversation between the duo occurred shortly after Omarosa was fired from her White House post in December.
Manigault Newman claims that she was offered the job in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement, in which she would agree to not say anything negative about Trump, his family, or Vice President Mike Pence and his family. The former White House aide said that she didn't sign the agreement and declined the job offer, according to Variety.
Lara Trump, married to Trump's son Eric, in the audio clip, can be heard saying: "It sounds a little like, obviously, that there are some things you’ve got in the back pocket to pull out. Clearly, if you come on board the campaign, like, we can’t have, we got to…"
Manigault Newman then responds with: "Oh, God, no."
"Everything, everybody, positive, right?" Lara Trump then says in the clip. She then adds that the new job would pay Manigault Newman $15,000 a month and she would be required to speak occasionally during certain engagements.
Certain parts of the recording were aired by NBC News and the network added that it had heard the full tape of the conversation between the two. The network also added that the excerpts released by it were in context, according to reports.
The tapes have been released by Manigault Newman in light of the release of her new book "Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House." The book claims that the president is in a state of mental decline and also talks about a culture of infighting in the White House. The former reality show star also calls Trump racist in her book and says that during their time together in 'Apprentice,' Trump used the N-word multiple times.
Trump, amid the allegations, rubbished her former aide's memoir and called her a "dog," engaging in a high-profile public spat with Manigault Newman on Twitter. The president reportedly did it despite First Lady Melania Trump and his other aides warning him to not engage in a public fight with the former White House aide.
"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.