Attention whore, oops, former reality TV star and Trump advisor (seriously, how does that reconcile) Omarosa Manigault Newman took her latest tape of a supposed attempted bribe from the Trump clan and administration to NBC for its release to the public. This time the voice offering a job and cash is President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara, Eric’s wife.
…on Thursday released exclusively to MSNBC a secret tape of campaign official Lara Trump offering her a $15,000-a-month job after she was fired from the administration.
The tape — which, according to Manigault Newman was made on Dec. 16, 2017, just days after she had left the White House — appears to corroborate claims she made in her new book about receiving an offer from the president’s re-election campaign. Manigault Newman wrote in her book that the job offer came with the condition of signing a nondisclosure agreement; she said she did not accept it.
On the new tape, Lara Trump says: “It sounds a little like, obviously, that there are some things you’ve got in the back pocket to pull out. Clearly, if you come on board the campaign, like, we can’t have, we got to,” she continues, before Manigault Newman interjects, “Oh, God no.”
“Everything, everybody, positive, right?” Trump continues.
Wait, Trump didn’t announce he was running again until months later. The new campaign was already in the works?
The clip or spot in question was one of four that Omarosa has released to the public. In this case, it makes Lara Trump, a pretty savvy lady, sound like an idiot.
In another excerpt of the recording, Lara Trump, who is married to Donald Trump’s son Eric, is heard explaining to Manigault Newman that “the only thing that we have to consider, where we’re talking salary as far as the campaign is concerned, is that, as you know, everything is public.”
“And that all the money that we raise and that pays salaries is directly from donors, small-dollar donors for the most part. So, I know you, you were making 179 at the White House. And I think we can work something out where we keep you right along those lines,” Trump continues. “Specifically, let me see, I haven’t even added up the numbers. But we were talking about, like, 15K a month. Let me see what that adds up to. Times 12. Yeah.”
“So that’s $180,000. Does that sound like a fair deal for you?” Trump is heard saying.
Somehow that just doesn’t seem like the Trump camp’s style.