President Donald Trump appeared to be unaware that Omarosa Manigault Newman was fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly, according to an audio recording of a phone conversation aired on NBC’s “Today” Monday morning.
“Omarosa, what’s going on? I just saw in the news you’re thinking about leaving. What happened?” Trump is heard asking.
Manigault Newman, who was fired from her White House job last December replied, saying, “General Kelly — General Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave.”
“No. Nobody even told me about it,” the President replied. “You know, they run a big operation but I didn’t know it. I didn’t know that. Damn it, I don’t love you leaving at all.”
NBC News aired the new audio but cautioned that the organization does not know what was said before or after the segment provided.
Trump responded Monday morning on Twitter, saying Omarosa “never made it, never will” and said she was “vicious, but not smart.”
“Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely see her but heard….,” he tweeted.
“…really bad things. Nasty to people & would constantly miss meetings & work. When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & nothing but problems. I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me – until she got fired!” Trump continued on Twitter.
SOURCE: Maegan Vazquez