Omarosa's Trump tell-all memoir 'Unhinged' witnesses a 40 percent drop in sales
The controversial reality star's book has taken a dramatic plunge in sales after it sold 33,000 copies in its first week.
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman's tell-all memoir on President Donald Trump 'Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House' has reportedly dropped over 40 percent in sales this week. According to the Washington Post, the controversial reality star's book has taken a dramatic plunge in sales after Manigault Newman sold 33,000 copies in her first week. Her memoir, which details her brief stint in Trump's White House, was released last month, on August 14.
The former Apprentice star's book may have received some boost after President Trump called his former aide a "dog" and a "lowlife," shortly after some excerpts form her memoir about Trump made headlines in mainstream media.
"While I know it’s “not presidential” to take on a lowlife like Omarosa, and while I would rather not be doing so, this is a modern day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible," Trump said on August 13. "Sorry!"
Soon after Trump's Twitter rant, Manigault Newman appeared on multiple television networks and revealed controversial claims made in her book, including her claim of Trump being mentally unstable. The former White House aide also released a secret tape recording of the moment White House Chief of Staff John Kelly fired her from her position last year in December. Manigault Newman had also released tapes where Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, could 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.
Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret tape of campaign official Lara Trump offering her a $15,000-a-month job after she was fired from the Trump administration.— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 16, 2018
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Manigault Newman has claimed 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. Despite the significant plunge in sales, Manigault Newman's memoir is still positioned at number 1 on the New York Times best seller list for hardcover nonfiction.