After several hours of hype from MSNBC, Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on the network again to show off a new secret White house recording and it revealed…nothing we didn't already know before.
Manigault Newman spoke to Craig Melvin today in order to counter the attacks on her credibility, and defend her new gossip-filled book about President Donald Trump's White House. She released a new clip to back up her claim that the Trump campaign tried to offer her monthly $15,000 cash payments if she'd accept a job with them and never speak publicly about her time with the administration.
The recording captured a phone conversation with Lara Trump, the president's daughter in law and campaign staffer, who offered Manigault Newman a yearly salary of $180,000 if she'd take up a position in the campaign and go on speaking engagements on the president's behalf.
Based on the transcript, it seems the alleged $15,000 regular payoff Manigault Newman alluded to was actually the monthly paycheck she would've received.
Since the transcript was broken up into multiple parts, Melvin asked Manigault Newman why she was releasing selective clips instead of the complete conversation. She claimed that the audio was edited to cut out the frivolous back and forth between herself with Trump, but the complete transcript corroborates the core of her claim.
"I saw this as an attempt to buy my silence, to censor me and to pay me off $15,000 per month by the campaign," Manigault-Newman said.
"You saw this as hush money?" Melvin asked.
"Absolutely," she answered.