The name-calling came in response to a question about a series of explosive claims in Manigault Newman's forthcoming book about her time in the Trump administration.
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Elsewhere in the interview, Manigault Newman said she was "complicit with this White House deceiving this nation", and that she was "totally complicit" in aiding the President blame both white nationalists and anti-racist protesters for the violence in Charlottesville past year.
"Hearing it changed everything for me", she told NPR reporter Rachel Martin. According to a published report by the media organization, when asked to clear up the discrepancy, the former White House aide said Martin must not have read the book.More news: Mega Evolutions Coming to Pokemon Let's Go
"I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation - they continue to deceive this nation", she said.
"The president is frustrated that the attorney general recused himself in early March of 2017 from anything having to do with the campaign", she said. She was reportedly fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly for abusing her position and had to be physically removed from the premises.
The truly troubling thing about the tape, as an alarmed Twitter quickly picked up on, is that it exists at all.
The White House did not immediately respond to the tape, but has tried to discredit the book.More news: Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on Charlottesville anniversary; critics slam wording
Manigault Newman was a contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice" reality show and later served as a senior adviser to the president.
On the anniversary of the deadly gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Manigault Newman told Todd that Trump uses race to "stir up his base" and doesn't have the ability to bring the country together "because he puts himself over country every day".
On Saturday, Trump called Manigault a "low life."
She recounts how Trump battled to have a tanning bed installed when he moved into the White House.More news: Fossils on an Australian Beach Reveal a Shark-Eat-Shark World
"I protected myself because this is a White House where everybody lies. I have never once heard him say that about anyone, and I never heard Omarosa complained that she had heard the president say it about anyone either when she was there", Conway added. The White House says the book is "riddled with lies and false accusations". That's downright criminal. If I didn't have these recordings, no one in America would believe me. "You have to have your own back or else you'll look back and you'll have 17 knives in your back". "I was complicit, and for that I regret".