Katrina Pierson, a Trump campaign official, said she was placating Omarosa Manigault Newman when she indicated on tape that she believed President Donald Trump had been recorded saying the n-word.
“Your viewers, I’m pretty sure, have run into an individual that is the complete epitome of annoying to where you absolutely have to finally give in in order to get on about your day,” Pierson said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”
“That happened a number of times because Omarosa is a bully.”
Manigault Newman provided CBS News with audio from the 2016 campaign. In the audio played on CBS earlier Tuesday, Manigault Newman, Pierson and campaign aide Lynne Patton discussed the possible existence of a recording where Trump said the n-word, and Pierson can be heard saying, “No, he said it. He is embarrassed by it.”
Pierson told CNN on Tuesday evening that Manigault Newman had brought up the possibility of the Trump n-word tape frequently, like “a dog with a bone,” and that she placated Manigault Newman “a number of times because she would not let this tape go.”
SOURCE: Eli Watkins