Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Omarosa's book is 'riddled with lies' and bashes the media for giving her 'a platform'

Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesThe White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on Friday said Omarosa Manigault’s new memoir was ‘riddled with lies.’
  • The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said the former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault’s new memoir, “Unhinged,” was “riddled with lies and false accusations.”
  • She also slammed the media for reporting some of Manigault’s claims.
  • Sanders referred to Manigault as a “disgruntled former White House employee,” saying it’s “sad” she’s “trying to profit off these false attacks.”
  • Manigault’s memoir claims the president used the N-word on tape during his years hosting “The Apprentice.”
  • Manigault’s book is set to be published next week.

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on Friday said the former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault’s new memoir, “Unhinged,” was “riddled with lies and false accusations,” and she slammed the media over its reporting on it.

“Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations,” Sanders said in a statement.

Sanders referred to Manigault as a “disgruntled former White House employee,” saying it’s “sad” she’s “trying to profit off these false attacks.”

The White House press secretary, who routinely engages in heated exchanges with reporters during press briefings, also focused ire on media coverage of book, which is set to be published next week.

It’s “even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the president during her time in the administration,” Sanders said.

Several explosive details from Manigault’s memoir emerged Friday. In the book, she is said to cite sources as saying the president routinely used the N-word on tape during his years hosting “The Apprentice,” though she apparently did not hear him say the word.

She did reportedly claim to have personally witnessed Trump insulting George Conway, the husband of the White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, with racial slurs that degraded his Filipino heritage. George Conway called those allegations “not credible.”

Manigault, who was a contestant on the first season of “The Apprentice,” had a short-lived, tumultuous tenure at the White House; many have therefore questioned the validity of her claims surrounding the president.

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