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Columnist explains how Omarosa has managed to ‘maximize her leverage’ on Trump

Columnist explains how Omarosa has managed to ‘maximize her leverage’ on Trump

"Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump", Manigault Newman said in an interview with PBS in 2016.

Elsewhere in her book, she claims the president suffers from "mental decline" and alleges she once saw Trump chew up a piece of paper after a meeting with his then-lawyer Michael Cohen.

Apparently, she's got some secretly recorded audio of Trump that she's already shared with her close friends and will release in her book, which will be called Unhinged.

On Saturday, reporters asked the president while on his golf course if he felt betrayed by Manigault Newman: "Lowlife".

Trump has responded by calling his former aide a "lowlife".

"I didn't want to believe it", she writes.

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Manigault Newman claims in her upcoming book, "Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House", that Trump pitched the idea of taking his presidential oath on a copy of "The Art of the Deal", according to an excerpt obtained by Slate Magazine on Saturday.

"On this phone conversation, I was told exactly what Donald Trump said - yes, the N-word and others in a classic Trump-goes-nuclear rant - and when he'd said them".

After turning down the job, she said she received a "flurry" of letters from attorneys representing the president telling her to "stay silent about Trump, or else".

She says that the president even used the n-word on tape, repeatedly dropping the slur on the reality show's set. "I said, 'Instead of the Bible?'" she allegedly said.

Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, Oct. 27, 2017. At the time, a source familiar with her departure told the Guardian that she had always been uncomfortable defending the Trump administration as the most prominent African American woman in the White House.

As reports of accounts inside the book leaked out, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders slammed Manigault Newman as a "disgruntled former White House staffer" whose book is "riddled with lies and false accusations".