Skip to comments.Friendly Reminder: The Existence Of Trump's N-Word Tape Could Be As Mythical As Russian Collusion
Posted on 08/16/2018 4:01:57 PM PDT by Kaslin
Omarosa Manigault is no longer at the Trump White House, but she was apparently a trainwreck, she secretly recorded conversations, including in the Situation Room, and has accused President Trump of being mental diminished because of this soda habit. In truth, liberals would eat this up. Im sure a few are, but the source is Omarosa. Thats the issue. Even liberal outlets, like Slate, along with a host of media figures unfriendly to the president have torched Omarosas credibility. Yet, here we are with the racism stuff again. Omarosa has accused Trump of being racistand apparently theres an infamous tape, where he uses the n-word. Guy has more on that:
Let's review: During the 2016 presidential campaign, rumors persisted regarding the existence of a tape featuring an Apprentice-era Donald Trump uttering the N-word. People whispered and speculated about it -- but unlike the infamous Access Hollywood recording, it never emerged. Perhaps it's completely made up. It's entirely reasonable to suspect that Trump's critics would shamelessly peddle smeary innuendo to further toxify him on racial matters, a vulnerability that is at least partially of his own making. Perhaps it truly is out there, but its possessor is committed to keeping it under wraps.
There are witnesses too, which keeps this in the news (via USA Today):
For nearly two years, Washington politicos and media types have been searching for this chimera tape from Trump's years on NBC reality show "The Apprentice," starting after he won the Republican nomination in the summer of 2016 and reaching a crescendo just before the November election.
The latest to dredge up the tape talk: Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former "Apprentice" contestant and ex-Trump loyalist who is currently promoting her White House tell-all book "Unhinged," and comedian/magician Penn Jillette, who competed in the 2012 season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."
Omarosa says the tape exists, that she's heard it and that her search for it got her fired from the White House. Jillette says the tape exists and he knows this because he was in the room with Trump when he said racist and sexist things during his season, which aired in 2012.
Yet, The Daily Beasts Asawin Suebsaeng was on Bill Press show, said he spoke to dozens of those who had worked on The Apprentice, current and former, and no one them knew about this mythical n-word tape. Granted, the publication got some Trump stories from this time during the 2016 campaign. It wasnt the best picture, but this tape is still a figment of the imagination for Suebsaeng and other reporters. He mentioned Yashar Ali, who wrote in the Huffington Post, that the person Omarosa claimed to have visited the White House and played the infamous tape had no clue what she was talking about:
Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman told at least three longtime Donald Trump aides that a former contestant on The Apprentice, Troy McClain, played a tape for her in the White House that included the president saying a racial slur while he was wearing a microphone during a taping of the reality show, sources have told HuffPost.
Manigault Newman told multiple Trump aides last December that the audio played for her by McClain included Trump allegedly used a racial slur in referring to a black Apprentice contestant, Kwame Jackson. In an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Monday night, Manigault Newman said that she had heard the alleged tape, that it was three minutes in length and that Trump used the slur in speaking about Jackson. She did not say who played the tape for her. Manigault Newman also said that the tape of the audio was in possession of Apprentice producer Bill Pruitt.
Jackson did not reply to requests for comment.
Reached by phone last Saturday, Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump organization aide who now is a top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, recounted the phone call she received from Manigault Newman the night the White House aide was fired. Patton said that Manigault Newman told her last December that McClain played her the audio, which Manigault Newman told her was in Pruitts possession. Two other Trump aides received such calls, they confirmed to HuffPost. Those two aides asked to remain anonymous.
McClain, reached by phone, confirmed that he met with Manigault Newman in the White House in December 2017, while she was director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, but when McClain was asked if he played a recording for her of the president using a racial slur, he laughed and said, Youve got to be bullshitting me. Is this a joke?
McClain denied that he ever played such a recording and said that Manigault Newman would never say he did. But multiple sources familiar with her communication about the meeting with McClain confirm that she said he played the audio file for her or that he discussed that he had heard the audio with her.
In an interview with NPR, Manigault Newman claimed that she heard the tape, but when NPRs Rachel Martin pointed out that in her book she says that a person who called her described the tape to her, Manigault Newman replied that hearing the truth meant she heard the tape.
As the contradictions continue to build, Manigault Newmans claims have been difficult to track. She told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that she had heard the audio after her book was published. She told multiple Trump staffers that she heard the audio the day she was fired.
Im in @Omarosas book on page 149. She claims to have heard from someone who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word.
Not only is this flat-out false (Ive never heard such a thing), but Omarosa didnt even make an effort to call or email me to verify. Very shoddy work. Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 10, 2018
So, again, it gets back to the source of this story, which has as much credibility as North Korean state television. Just as the Russian collusion allegations have turned into a wild goose chase that has produced zero evidence after a year of investigating, it seems we could be heading in that direction with this apprentice tape, albeit with more chaos added.
Or maybe the russians have it.
If one existed, it would have been played non-stop the weekend before and leading up to the election.
Just like Lanny Davis going around saying that the Cohen tapes were going to bring down President Trump. Lots of imaginary tapes out there.
Tom Arnold wants this author to contact him.
Tom says he has what remains ‘undisclosed information’ in reference to those tapes. Tom will be available to take your call until about 3.30am.
Considering Trump’s career and its success it is highly unlikely he ever used that word anywhere, public or private.
Yeah, we used to use it all the time in prison, but, we were dealing with rap artists and Eddy Murphy wanabees.
But you're right. Until I hear definitive proof that the word was uttered even once by him, I'm leaning towards never .. in his adult life. And if he ever said it as a youth, I'd wager his father would've set him straight.
Anyone care to research how many times LBJ said it? How about Hillary ( who said “that Jew bastard”) and her filthy mouth? Dollar to a dime she’s said it plenty in private in front of witnesses.
Let’s get real, it’s a crude remark, not assault and battery. There needs to be some sense of perspective here.
They're all pitching tales of fabricated Trump charges to the TDS crowd so wantonly craven that they believe them even in the absence of proof. They may be doing a different version but it's the same scam: Omarosa does the group identity version; Daniels the sexual scandal version and Mueller & Company the national security version.
And all of these Trump accusers are conducting their scams for the celebrity and power the MSM grants them for it. But they and the MSM enabling them all know it's all a scam.
You just can’t play this game with them. If one surfaces there will be immediate calls for impeachment. End of Days screaming and insanity. The rinos will cave and we will visit CW2 over nothing.
As soon as it became known that Omarosa secretly recorded conversations held in the Situation Room, the tapes should have been seized immediately. They should have then been examined to determine if any classified information is contained on those recordings. If so, she should be immediately arrested and prosecuted. (The case could be made that ALL conversations held in that facility are considered classified.)
If the tape existed, it would have come out in 2016. NBC released the Billy Bush tape, that didn’t sink Trump. Does anyone believe that they would hold back ant “n word tape”? If a tape appeared now, 2 years after the election, half the people, maybe more, would automatically believe that it was of recent manufacture, given the high level of corruption in the FBI, CIA, etc. This whole revival of this “controversy” is just another pathetic attempt to smear Trump, especially since his approval among blacks is increasing, 36 percent according to Rasmussen.
It is VERY HARD for me to believe that Omarosa was ever allowed in the situatiion room unless they are talking about the campaign situation room!!!
Half-white Obama has used the n-word as a pejorative numerous times on tape. He even won a grammy for it.
The media defended Robert Byrd’s use of the word and excused his role in the KKK as a recruiter saying that was what you had to do then to get elected.
I don’t care about speculation that President Trump might have used a bad word many years ago or not.
I do care very much about the proven thirty thousand acts of obstruction of Justice by Hillery in trying to cover up the worst breach of national security in United States history by a Presidential candidate that also money laundered over one hundred million dollars in bribes in a fake non profit named after her to expedite control of one fifth of the Nations uranium to Russia.
Our Nation has been subverted, our freedom is at stake. I will not believe that our “enemies both foreign and domestic” are in check until Hillery is charged with her crimes along with Barry Soetero and his Cabal of corruption.
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