Omarosa Manigault Newman on Monday morning shared a recording of a private phone call with President Donald Trump that happened shortly after she was fired from the White House.
During the conversation, Trump is heard saying that he found out of the firing on the news.
“Omarosa, what’s going on?” Trump can be heard saying in the brief clip, which aired for the first time Monday morning on NBC’s “Today.”
“I just saw on the news that you’re thinking about leaving. What happened?” Trump asks Manigault Newman, who had already been fired by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
“General Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave,” Manigault Newman replied in the recording.
“No,” Trump said. “Nobody even told me about it. You know, they run a big operation but I didn’t know it. I didn’t know that. Goddamn it.”
“I don’t love you leaving at all,” he added.
According to The Hill, this is the second tape of a private phone call released by Manigault Newman, who has written a memoir on her time at the White House. The new tape will raise questions about whether the former White House aide has other tapes from her time serving Trump.
The first recording was of Kelly firing her from her White House position.
“I think it’s important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure, we can all be, you know you can look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation,” Kelly can be heard saying in the recording. “And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future, relative to your reputation.”
Manigault Newman claims this was a threat.
“I had to protect myself and I had no regret about it,” Manigault Newman said on NBC.