In her new book fired White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman wrote that she personally witnessed President Donald Trump hurling racial slurs against George Conway, the husband of Kellyanne Conway.
“Guardian: Omarosa says she witnessed POTUS use racial epithets about Kellyanne Conway’s husband George, who’s half Filipino. “Would you look at this George Conway article?” she quotes the president as saying. “F**ing FLIP! Disloyal! F**ing Goo-goo.”
Guardian: Omarosa says she witnessed POTUS use racial epithets about Kellyanne Conway’s husband George, who’s half Filipino. “Would you look at this George Conway article?” she quotes the president as saying. “F**ing FLIP! Disloyal! F**ing Goo-goo.” https://t.co/qMOqvH3rbP
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 10, 2018
George Conway’s mother is from the Philippines and Kellyanne Conway’s official title is “Counselor to the President of the United States.”
Excerpts of Omarosa’s new book were printed in the Guardian, and they document her witnessing of the president’s racist outbursts directed at people who displeased him. In the book Omarosa wrote that Trump once “exploded” upon seeing a report about George Conway that was highly critical about him and his administration.
“Would you look at this George Conway article?” Trump said, according to Omarosa. “F*cking flip! Disloyal! F*cking Goo-goo.”
As the Guardian notes, both “flip” and “goo-goo” are racial slurs aimed at Filipinos.
Omarosa also wrote that three different people told her that Trump often used the “n-word” while talking to people on the set of “The Apprentice.”
“The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur ‘multiple times’ during the making of his reality TV show… and there is a tape to prove it,” Omarosa wrote, according to the Guardian.
Omarosa also wrote that during the last days of her White House employment, she had a “growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist.” Then she added:
“It had finally sunk in that the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist. Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African Americans as a whole.”
“My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular.”
Many critics have maintained that her sudden and unceremonious departure from the White House has made Omarosa bitter, although the circumstances of her leaving were never revealed to the public.
Omarosa’s book — “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” — is scheduled to be released on August 14th.
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