Former Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson is going on the offensive against reality TV star and former Trump administration official Omarosa Manigault Newman, whose new tell-all book hits shelves on Tuesday.
Pierson slammed the former White House aide for her “disloyal” behavior in a series of tweets Friday evening, claiming that Manigault Newman’s claims in her new book “Unhinged” that Trump is racist are untrue because a racist would never have employed an African-American woman such as Manigault Newman in his administration.
“Turning on the man who helped create her brand, fund her venture, & gave her a top WH job for personal gain is very disloyal. A racist, by definition, would not give a strong black woman the time, nor the opportunity. Most people know what’s up here,” Pierson says in one post.
She went on to quote praise Manigault Newman has heaped on Trump in the past, prior to leaving the administration.
“She stuck by Trump because he has never stopped supporting her career,” Pierson continued several hours later. “After her time on ‘The Apprentice,’ she eventually partnered with Trump to create a reality dating reality show. #Unhinged (with friends like this…).”
Manigault Newman made headlines this week with claims that she heard a recording of an expletive-laden rant Trump issued while hosting “The Apprentice” for NBC. She claimed the president used the N-word in it.
She claimed in the book to have heard an account of the tape from a friend, but claimed on NPR this week that she heard the tape herself.
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SOURCE: The Hill, John Bowden