President Donald Trump is facing much criticism on Twitter after he tweeted Omarosa Manigault-Newman was a "dog.” His offensive remark came in response to Omarosa releasing a recorded phone conversation wherein several Trump aides appeared to admit he used the n-word.
On the recording released Tuesday by the former White House staffer, several campaign officials for then-candidate Trump strategize how to handle his use of the racial slur, according to Omarosa.
According to Omarosa, the conversation is between herself and Trump campaign aides Katrina Pierson and Lynne Patton, both Black women. In the recording, they discuss the potential fallout over something Trump has said, although they never specify if it was the n-word.
"I'm trying to find out at least what context it was used in, to help us maybe try to figure out a way to spin it," a woman, identified as Pierson by Omarosa, said on the tape.
"I said, 'Well, sir, can you think of any time this might have happened?' and he said 'No,'" Patton said, according to the tape.
"Well, that's not true," Omarosa replied.
"He goes, 'How do you think I should handle it?' And I told him exactly what you just said, Omarosa," Patton continued, "which is, 'Well, it depends on what scenario you're talking about.' And he said, 'Well, why don't you just go ahead and put it to bed.'"
"He said it," Pierson interjected. "No, he said it. He's embarrassed."
Prior to the tape's release, both Pierson and Patton denied having the conversation, according to Politico.
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