Sarah Sanders Places Blame on Media for Back-and-Forth Between President Trump and Omarosa

By Christine Zosche 

As expected, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders fielded a number of questions concerning Omarosa Manigault Newman‘s new book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account Of The Trump White House, which she has promoted on Meet The Press, Today, PBS NewsHour, CBS This Morning, and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah over the past three days. (TVNewser)

Sanders said on Tuesday she had not heard President Trump utter a racial slur, although she could not guarantee Trump never used a derogatory term for African-Americans. (Politico)

Manigault Newman claims she heard an audio recording of Trump repeatedly using the “N-word,” and on Tuesday, CBS News ran a 2016 conversation she had with campaign officials discussing the potential fallout of the release of such a tape. The campaign of President Trump is taking legal action against Manigault Newman, claiming she violated a 2016 non-disclosure agreement with the release of her new book. (Variety)

Like all employees of the Trump presidential campaign, Manigault Newman was required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. That agreement, as described by a source familiar with its contents, says it sought to protect the president, the Trump family and the Trump Organization. (ABC News)

Trump tweeted a barrage of insults Tuesday morning. “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out,” Trump said. “Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” John Kelly is White House chief of staff. (THR)