Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has told friends and associates that she has tapes of private phone calls from first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, Politico reported.
Her stash of recordings, which she is soon releasing in her new book “Unhinged,” includes a condolence call she received from the couple the day after she was fired by chief of staff John Kelly last December.
Both Trump and Kushner can be heard wishing Manigault Newman the best and telling her they had no idea her head was on the chopping block, according to the people with whom she has discussed the call.
This Kushner-Trump tape would indicate that two of his senior advisers were not clued in on key personnel changes — or claimed not to be. And their emotional support for Manigault Newman after Kelly pushed her out for ethical breaches would demonstrate another layer to the ongoing power struggle between Trump’s family and his chief of staff.
“I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation,” Newman says. “They continue to deceive this nation by how mentally declined he is, how difficult it is for him to process complex information, how he is not engaged in some of the most important decisions that impacts our country. I was complicit, and for that I regret.”