White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she cannot guarantee that President Donald Trump has never used a racial slur.
Sanders said, “I haven’t been in every single room,” when asked if she can say with certainty that Trump has never used the N-word.
Ex-Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has alleged she has heard Trump on tape using the slur.
Trump said Monday on Twitter that he doesn’t “have that word in my vocabulary, and never had.”
Sanders says she “can’t guarantee” Trump has never used the word, but calls Manigault Newman’s claims “salacious and ridiculous.”
The White House says former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has “shown a complete lack of integrity” with her criticism of President Donald Trump in her new book.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Trump’s tweets referring to Manigault Newman as “crazed” and a “dog” reflect his “frustration” with her comments. Manigault Newman has responded that Trump has “absolutely no respect” for women or African-Americans.
Sanders says Trump hired Manigault Newman as an assistant to the president because he “wanted to give her a chance.” She was a contestant on his reality show “The Apprentice” and a former campaign aide.
Manigault Newman has been releasing audio recordings of private White House conversations as part of her book roll-out tour. She was fired in December.
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman is accusing President Donald Trump of being aware that WikiLeaks had emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign before the messages were released ahead of the 2016 election.
When asked Tuesday by MSNBC if Trump knew what was coming out before the emails were made public, Manigault Newman said, “Absolutely.”
The material posted by WikiLeaks included emails from the Democratic National Committee. It shook up the 2016 election.
She says, “There’s a lot of corruption that went on both in the campaign and in the White House and I’m going to blow the whistle on all of it.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian election interference and whether Russia coordinated with the Trump campaign to do so. Trump has denied it.