The Latest: Omarosa: Trump has no respect for women, blacks

Published 08-14-2018

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local):

2:35 p.m.

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says President Donald Trump's latest attack on her is evidence that he has "absolutely no respect" for women and African-Americans.

As the two clash over her tell-all book, Trump called Manigault Newman "that dog" Tuesday on Twitter.

She says in an interview on MSNBC: "If he would say that publicly, what else would he say about me privately?" She also says: "He has absolutely no respect for women, for African Americans."

Manigault Newman says that Trump was "unfit to be in this office" and that he would give aides "derogatory nicknames."

Trump's campaign has filed an arbitration action against her, alleging breach of a secrecy agreement. She has acknowledged signing a confidentiality agreement with the campaign in 2016.

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11:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump's campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement.

A campaign aide tells The Associated P

Trump's campaign has filed an arbitration action against her, alleging breach of a secrecy agreement. She has acknowledged signing a confidentiality agreement with the campaign in 2016.

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11:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump's campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement.

A campaign aide tells The Associated Press that it is filing the claim with the America Arbitration Association in New York, claiming her explosive new book and media tour breached her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the campaign. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Manigault Newman has acknowledged signing a confidentiality agreement with the campaign in 2016. She wrote in her book that after being fired from the White House in December 2017 was offered a $15,000 per m

11:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump's campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement.

A campaign aide tells The Associated Press that it is filing the claim with the America Arbitration Association in New York, claiming her explosive new book and media tour breached her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the campaign. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Manigault Newman has acknowledged signing a confidentiality agreement with the campaign in 2016. She wrote in her book that after being fired from the White House in December 2017 was offered a $15,000 per month position with the Trump re-election effort in exchange for signing a new confidentiality agreement. She says she declined that offer.

- AP reporter Zeke Miller contributed.

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7:35 a.m.

President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog."

Manigault Newman has released several audio recordings from her time as a Trump assistant at the White House, including one with the president in which he said nobody told him she had been fired. Manigault Newman also says she has heard audio tape of Trump using the N-word.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted: "When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn't work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!"

That's a reference to Trump's White House chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly, who fired Manigault Newman in December 2017 in a conversation she viewed as a "threat."

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12:20 a.m.

President Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault Newman have returned to their roles as reality TV boss and villain as they spar over what she claims the president said and what he contends his former White House aide is making up.

Manigault Newman says she heard an audiotape of Trump using the N-word. The president counters that the word isn't in his vocabulary and calls her "wacky and deranged" and "not smart."

Their war of words touches on sensitive issues in Trump's White House, including a lack of racial diversity among senior officials, security in the executive mansion, and a culture that some there feel borders on paranoia.

In an unusual admission, Trump says the public back and forth is perhaps beneath a person in his position.

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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, then an aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, calling her "a disgruntled former White House employee." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) - The Associated Press


FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks during a meeting on African American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Manigault Newman, who was fired in December, released a new book "Unhinged," about her time in the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) - The Associated Press


This image released by NBC Today shows reality TV personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman during an interview on the "Today" show on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman was promoting her book "Unhinged." (Zach Pagano/NBC via AP) - The Associated Press


President Donald Trump speaks before signing the $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain during a ceremony Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Fort Drum, N.Y. Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman on Monday, saying his former White House adviser - who is promoting a tell-all book and airing secret audio recordings -"got fired for the last time." (AP Photo/Hans Pennink) - The Associated Press


FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, Omarosa Manigault, director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, listens to Vice President Mike Pence speak during a listening session with the historically black colleges and universities at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Manigault Newman, who was fired in December, released a new book "Unhinged," about her time in the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) - The Associated Press


FILE - In this March 12, 2017 file photo, White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault, right, walks past President Donald Trump during a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Manigault Newman, who was fired in December, released a new book "Unhinged," about her time in the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) - The Associated Press


FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault waits for the start of a joint news conference with President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington. Manigault Newman, who was fired in December, released a new book "Unhinged," about her time in the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) - The Associated Press