White House will 'try to diversify' staff, Sarah Sanders says

Calvin Saunders
August 16, 2018

Omarosa and Donald Trump have quite a unique history - before taking up her role in the White House, the 44-year-old was also a contestant on Donald Trump's reality show, The Apprentice.

But it appears this is actually a bit of a growing trend from Trump spokesmen, who more and more refuse to personally vouch for him.

The tape is of a phone conversation in October of that year between Ms Manigault-Newman, Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson and Lynne Patton, who was an assistant to Trump's son Eric at the time. I can tell you that I've never heard it.

First lady Melania Trump and the president's other advisers knew the commander-in-chief would likely be unable to control his rage, but they gave it a shot anyway, Axios reported. She noted that hiring and personnel were the responsibility of others in the White House, but said she has "tons and tons of emails" in which she pushed job candidates for consideration. I don't know if that is enforceable whatsoever.

But on CNN with host Erin Burnett Tuesday night, Pierson tried to walk back this statement, saying she only made the claim in order to "placate" Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Trump has claimed no such tapes exist, adding that the word is not in his vocabulary.

The Prime Minister's Office confirmed to HuffPost Canada that Trudeau met Manigault Newman at the White House. Lotter, too, declined to completely rule anything out beyond what he personally could attest to.

The pattern has become more pronounced, but it isn't completely new.

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"During the 2016 campaign, we heard rumors about an alleged tape from The Apprentice".

The moderator of the discussion asked Spicer if he was serving the president as press secretary or serving the people. Trump is quoted as saying.

The strategy makes logical sense.

"That happened a number of times because Omarosa is a bully", Pierson said. It's assumed that they are speaking for the president. Omarosa more or less stuck to her predefined talking points, but things got a little heated when she called Trump "mentally impaired" and insisted that he "thrived" off conflict and attention.

The mere fact that they seek to carve out this line between Trump's denials and what they can personally vouch for is a reflection of a couple things.

"They lied to the American people every single day".

Sanders had been attempting to show Trump's record with the African-American population was not only great, but even better than Obama's, explaining Trump tripled Obama's job creation record for the black community.

"And so I did, I made a decision to share it to expose her, [former senior assistant to Eric Trump] Lynne Patton, [chief campaign spokesman] Jason Miller, and the Trump campaign because there was a lot of talk about this n-word tape that so many people are pursuing and that folks refuse to release".

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