The political world was frantic today as former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault claimed President Trump is a racist who repeatedly used the N-word. At least one source for her claim, pollster Frank Luntz, denies to have heard it spoken by the President.
I’m in @Omarosa’s book on page 149. She claims to have heard from someone who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word.
Not only is this flat-out false (I’ve never heard such a thing), but Omarosa didn’t even make an effort to call or email me to verify. Very shoddy work.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 10, 2018
Omarosa claims that there is more evidence, including a tape, that proves Trump is a racist.
Donald Trump is a “racist” who regularly used the “N-word” on the set of “The Apprentice,” claims Omarosa Manigault Newman, who starred on the show and then followed the president to the White House.
The future US president was caught on mic uttering the racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his reality TV show, and there are recordings that prove it, according to Newman, who offered no proof of her accusation.
Such claims are not new. There have been rumors of outtakes from The Apprentice that prove Trump is a racist since the election. Those associated with the show such as producer Mark Burnett have all denied the rumors but have also put strict measures on the release of any unauthorized tapes from the show.
Long-time Trump foe Tom Arnold puts much of the blame on them.
Sure Omarosa is cashing in but big fish like Mark Burnett cashed in on his friendship with Trump early & often & for much more money & with actual real world consequences. There's 100 Omarosa's. Burnett is the super-villain who created her & Trump. MF is cashing in! @thegarance https://t.co/IqxVVsY1D7
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 10, 2018
Until there’s a tape that is released, this will all be he-said-she-said. It will not have an impact on the upcoming election or the President’s reelection chances because the vast majority of people are already in their camps. Either they think the President is racist or not and Omarosa’s claims won’t sway them. They’ll help her sell more books, though.