In a phone call with the president after she was sacked by Chief of Staff John Kelly, Trump expressed regret that she'd gotten the boot and claimed he was completely unaware.
"If I didn't have these recording, no one in America would believe me", she continued. "I'm wondering, is he honest?" In a subsequent interview, she changed her story to say that she had heard Trump utter that word, a reversal that highlighted her not-exactly-sterling level of credibility.
She claimed that the White House destroyed some of her personal belongings that they still had possession of.
Manigault-Newman said on "Meet the Press" Sunday she does not regret secretly recording conversation in the White House. Nasty to people and would constantly miss meetings and work.
Manigault Newman said that she had a "blind spot" when it came to President Trump.
"Nobody ever told me about it", he responds.
"Omarosa? Omarosa what's going on?"
"No. Nobody even told me about it", Trump replies.
"I$3 heard for two years that it (the tape) existed, and once I heard it for myself, it was confirmed, what I feared the most: That Donald Trump is a con and has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities", she said. "And I know that you want to go with more time, but I will answer your last question. Damnit. I don't love you leaving at all".
In a statement Sunday night, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders slammed Manigault Newman for making the recording and discussing it on television.
"The Situation Room is the inner-most sanctum of a secure campus", he said, describing the breach as part of a culture of disregarding security protocols in the Trump White House. 'I delegated.' So, he knew.
Manigault Newman had been a staunch defender of the president for years, including pushing back, as the highest-profile African-American in the White House, on accusations that he was racist. It was not immediately clear what the president meant.
She now says the president is a racist, contradicting what she said when she was sacked.
The "consulting agreement" describes Manigault Newman's proposed services as "speaking appearances", "fundraising appearances" and "diversity outreach".
"Wow", Ms. Manigault Newman said.
In the brief excerpt broadcast, the voice said to be the president's tells Ms Manigault Newman he has seen on the news that she is "thinking of leaving" and asks, "What's going on?" Trump aides have sought to aggressively counter her claims, which coincide with the release of the ex-aide's new tell-all book.
She added: "But when he talks that way, the way he did on this tape, it confirmed that he is truly a racist". She claims to have heard from someone who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word.
On Sunday, Manigault Newman did not address those issues. Secondly, what's with Trump saying Omarosa "now got fired for the last time"?
Gidley also noticed how Manigault-Newman, once spurned by the media, now suddenly has a red carpet welcome. She declined to say who had played her the recording. "Apparently telling the truth wasn't paying her bills, so she chose to switch her story just to make a quick buck".
In a sit-down interview after the release of her new audio, Manigault Newman took on a defensive posture, fashioning herself as a whistleblower and warning her former White House colleagues "they should be concerned" about revelations still to come out of her book and media tour.