White House faces criticism over incorrect African American employment numbers

Eloise Marshall
August 16, 2018

The intensifying spat came as Manigault Newman, a former contestant on Trump's reality show "The Apprentice", publicly released more recordings from her time in his orbit as she promoted her tell-all book, "Unhinged", which describes her year at the White House.

After eight years of President Obama in office, he only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans.

Last night, Omarosa Manigault Newman continued her promotional tour with an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where she spent 18 long minutes chatting with Noah about her tell-all book, Donald Trump's managerial style, and her habit of recording every conversation she's ever had.

Thanks to a different recording released by Ms Manigault-Newman, we know there were some senior staffers in the Trump campaign who thought the rumours were credible in 2016.

His comment immediately prompted criticism on both sides of the political aisle.

But even the correction from the Council of Economic Advisers, which is tasked with providing the President with objective economic analysis, used questionable accounting to bolster the claim that Trump has helped job growth among African-Americans more than his predecessor.

Sanders later followed with a statement of her own.

"While I know the media is enjoying speculation & salacious gossip, Id like to remind people there's a minor child whose name should be kept out of news stories when at all possible", Melania said in a previous statement to the press.

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Sources say that Omarosa Manigault-Newman is preparing to throw Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner under the bus and has secret recordings of them too, Politico reports.

"Nothing has more meaning to Donald than himself", she says, alleging that he and his wife Melania sleep in separate rooms and that Trump has brought a tanning bed with him to the White House.

The 44-year-old also referenced when Melania wore the 'I Really Don't Really Care, Do U?' jacket during a trip to the Texas Border facility - a time when the president enacted a "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

A campaign aide told The Associated Press they're filing an arbitration action against Manigault Newman over the breach of a non-disclosure agreement.

Beyond her word that the tape exists - and comedian Tom Arnold's claim that he's heard it - there is no proof. She said she'd been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office, but would not discuss details. "I was always standing nearby or seated behind him", she writes.

Manigault-Newman also claims that Trump considered being sworn into office with his book "The Art of The Deal" rather than a Bible, which by tradition previous presidents used for their inaugural oaths.

Manigault-Newman writes that she convinced Trump not to pursue the idea, and to never mention it to anyone else.

"I want to go through a series of back and forths", Smith said, before running down the Twitter fight between the President and former Central Intelligence Agency director.

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