President Donald Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman, his former White House employee and reality TV colleague, a lowlife and a dog they termed racist – a strategy that reverted to him seems.
Omarosa, on a promotional tour for her new book, emerged from her brief residency in Trump's White House as a Trump enemy, after years of publicly praising him and working for his election campaign and administration.
Armed with tapes of private conversations, she described Trump as a racist with a history of using vilest black slurs.
But Omarosa is not exactly believable. For example, she says in her book that she spoke to a source that has heard a Trump band racially slur.
But in a recent NPR interview, she said that she heard the tape herself, apparently in conflict with what she wrote in the book.
The Republican pollster Frank Luntz also pushed back details from the book about the alleged band.
"I am in Omarosa's book on page 149" tweeted Luntz . "She claims to have heard from someone who has heard from me that I've heard that Trump uses the N word, not just that this curse is wrong (I've never heard of it), but Omarosa has Do not even bother calling me or emailing me to verify that. "Very shoddy work."
But Trump, while constantly raising up Omarosa, reversed these allegations from sheer rumors to subjects of national conversation, and that did not go very well for him.
Trump's response to Omarosa's allegations that could be swept under the carpet and embezzled looks like to have made the situation worse and to have given the story new life.
After a flood of questions about the book during the press conference on Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she "could not guarantee" that a Trump record would not produce the N-word.
Even Geraldo Rivera, a longtime Trump defender, considered the president's tirade against Omarosa too far.
In addition, NPR reported on Tuesday that Trump's campaign filed a complaint alleging that Omarosa had violated a 2016 secrecy agreement with its book tour, which could now be spread through lengthy arbitration. Fortunately for Trump, despite his considerable efforts to keep Omarosa's name on the news, her book has not appeared as the best-seller, the Trump Administration's previous insider reports have been.
Omarosa may also have faced legal issues after saying that she recorded audio in the White House situation hall.
In any event, sources close to Trump told news site Axios that the president was advised to stick his tongue and let the controversy pass but could not help himself.