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14 Aug, 2018 12:12

Trump calls fired Omarosa a ‘dog’ in new furious tweet

Trump calls fired Omarosa a ‘dog’ in new furious tweet

US President Donald Trump has again lashed out at former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Twitter, calling the ex-White House staffer a “dog” and thanking his Chief of Staff John Kelly for firing her.

In the early morning tweet, Trump called Newman a “crazed, crying lowlife” and said he had given her a break with a job in the White House but it “just didn’t work out”.

Trump’s fury at the former Apprentice tv show contestant was unleashed after she accused him of being a racist and using the “n-word” in a tell-all memoir about her time working in the White House.

When asked if he felt betrayed by Omarosa by a New York Times reporter on Saturday, Trump called his former aide a “lowlife”. He followed that comment up on Monday with a Twitter tirade of insults directed at Newman who he said “begged” him for a job with tears in her eyes. He also claimed that other White House staff “hated” her and that she was “vicious, but not smart”.

That tweet came shortly after Newman told NBC’s Today show that she believed Trump was not fit to hold office, that he was being “puppeted” and that his presidency posed a “danger” to the country.

Newman also said that Kelly fired her without Trump’s knowledge and has released audio recordings of conversations from inside the White House which appeared to back up that claim. She also said she was offered hush money not to talk about her time at the White House.

The Trump administration has denied claims made by Newman. In a statement at the weekend, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Newman’s book was “riddled with lies and false accusations” and that Newman was a “disgruntled” former employee who was simply trying to profit off attacks against the administration.