A recurring subplot is Manigault Newman's enmity toward chief of staff John Kelly, who she accuses of "locking" her in the basement Situation Room in order to fire her on dubious grounds (she was accused of misusing the White House vehicle service).
On Saturday, reporters asked Trump if he felt betrayed by Manigault Newman.
According to the New York Times, Manigault claims in the book that by the time she left the White House in January it "finally sunk in that the person [she'd] thought [she'd] known so well for so long was actually a racist".
On NBC's Meet the Press, Manigault Newman claimed that Pierson told her she had heard Trump say the N-word, a claim Pierson rejected.
Later Sunday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the "very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security". But Sunday she tells Chuck Todd that, after the book closed, she was able to hear it personally. "I heard his voice as clear as you and I are sitting here", she said. "I was complicit in it, for that I regret".
Manigault Newman's book is scheduled for release on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump was roundly condemned a year ago for saying there was "blame on both sides" for the violence, condemning the anti-fascists who came "with clubs in their hands". "Just over half of white voters, 51 percent, say race relations have worsened under Trump, while larger majorities of African-American voters (79 percent) and Hispanics (60 percent) say they have gotten worse". Period. Trump can not say those words because to do so would reaffirm his failure a year ago and, worse, annoy the segment of his white base that thinks they are the victims of racism.
"There are so many of these [White House defections], we'll be talking about somebody else next week or the week after", Deace opined.
On the recording, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly can be heard talking to Omarosa in the Situation Room. "People are making decisions about us, without us", she said.
'I saw him put a note in his mouth, ' Manigault Newman writes. "You have to have your own back or else you'll look back and you'll have 17 knives in your back".
Current and past White House officials have pooh-poohed her story about the president fighting with the head of the presidential mansion's household staff over his demand for a tanning bed in the residence.
She also alleges that Trump has exhibited signs of a "mental decline that could not be denied" and says she went as far as printing out a study linking Diet Coke consumption to dementia and strokes and putting it in his briefing stack.
Donald Trump had been President for 29 weeks and rather than uniting the nation he was fuelling racial tensions.
Jim, a black man at the counter-protest who would only give his first name, said America feels more racist under Trump.