President Trump Confirms He's Suing Omarosa and Others for Violating Confidentiality Agreements
President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday via Twitter that he is "suing various people for violating their confidentiality agreements" including the "disgusting and foul mouthed" Omarosa Manigault Newman.
Manigault Newman was fired as a White House aide in December 2017, and reportedly "had to be dragged kicking and screaming from the White House."
Despite having been a solid supporter of Trump in the beginning, I always felt bringing Manigault Newman into the White House was a mistake. Months after her firing she revealed she had illegally recorded conversations with White House personnel and was writing a tell-all book called Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House. Allegations of racism, mistreatment, and chaos in the White House were seemingly disproven by these recordings, according to a report in The Daily Caller. Her book accused Trump of being a bigot, thriving on conflict and chaos, and exhibiting signs of mental decline—basically every left-wing talking point there is her book claimed to confirm with her first-hand accounts.
It became apparent that the book was full of fabrications when Manigault Newman contradicted the most explosive allegation from her memoir during an interview with NPR when she claimed to have personally heard a recording of Trump using a racial slur. However, in her book, she never described hearing the recording, only being told that it existed.
“Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations,” said then-White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of the book. “It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform.” Despite topping bestseller lists its first week, it quickly dropped, and Manigault Newman quietly returned to relative obscurity.
It is not known who else besides Manigault Newman is being sued, but, according to Trump his recently fired personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout is not one of them.