As Omarosa Manigault Newman continues to promote the release of her upcoming book which will detail her time in the Donald Trump administration, she has strategically began rolling out audio of specific conversations during her time in the White House. Over the weekend, Omarosa unveiled audio of General John Kelly informing her that she would be fired. Now, on Monday, Aug. 13, Omarosa has revealed new audio that suggests President Trump may have been caught off guard.
The audio shares a discussion between Trump and Omarosa about her leaving the White House.
“Omarosa, what’s going on?”, Trump asked in the audio. “I just saw on the news that you’re thinking about leaving. What happened?”
“General Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave,” Omarosa replied.
“No,” Trump responded. “Nobody even told me about it. You know, they run a big operation but I didn’t know it. I didn’t know that. Damnit. I don’t love you leaving at all.”
Her is the audio that was released on the TODAY Show.
#Breaking: @OMAROSA provides @NBCNews with this exclusive excerpt of a recording of a phone call that she says she received from President Trump the day after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly fired her. pic.twitter.com/OJe47RdcDC
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 13, 2018
Omarosa claims she has released audio of the discussions because of a threat made by General John Kelly.
In the first audio clip released, Kelly said: “I think it’s important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure, we can all be, you know you can look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation. And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future, relative to your reputation.”
Omarosa responded, “I had to protect myself and I had no regret about it.”
Omarosa’s book, “Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House,” is set to release on Aug. 14. This is likely just the beginning of the latest reality drama involving Omarosa and her former boss.