Donald Trump calls fired aide Omarosa Manigault Newman

(Wednesday, August 15, 2018) 07:49

The president again attacks Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has released a number of tapes from her time in the White House.

By Alix Culbertson, news reporter

Donald Trump has called a former senior adviser a "dog" who is a "crazed, crying lowlife" after she released a tape in which the president expressed surprise at learning of her dismissal.

Omarosa Manigault Newman said she made the recording when Mr Trump called her the day after she was taken into the high-security Situation Room and fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly last year.

In the tape, played on NBC's Today programme on Monday, Mr Trump said "nobody even told me" about her leaving, to which she replies: "Wow."

He then adds: "You know they run a big operation, but I didn't know it.

"I didn't know that. Goddamn it. I don't love you leaving at all."

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 president used the recording to attack his former employee straight after the broadcast on Monday and then again on Tuesday.

His latest tweet about Ms Manigault Newman said: "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!"

Ms Manigault Newman is a former contestant on The Apprentice, which Mr Trump judged, and was given a job in the White House by the Trump administration after his election.

She later became the president's senior adviser.

Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely see her but heard....