Sky News:- Donald Trump has called a former senior adviser a “dog” who is a “crazed, crying lowlife” after she released a tape in which the president expressed surprise at learning of her dismissal.
Omarosa Manigault Newman said she made the recording when Mr Trump called her the day after she was taken into the high-security Situation Room and fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly last year.
The president used the recording to attack his former employee straight after the broadcast on Monday and then again on Tuesday.
His latest tweet about Ms Manigault Newman said: “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out.
“Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”
Ms Manigault Newman is a former contestant on The Apprentice, which Mr Trump judged, and was given a job in the White House by the Trump administration after his election.
She later became the president’s senior adviser.
Ms Manigault Newman has come under heavy criticism for revealing she made the recording in the White House’s Situation Room, where top-level security decisions are made by the president and where phones and recording devices are banned.
Mr Trump’s Twitter attack on Ms Manigault Newman comes a day after he initially responded with three tweets calling her “wacky”, “vicious but not smart” and said “people in the White House hated her”.
Ms Manigault Newman told NBC it was “sad, with all the things going on in the country” that the president “would take time out to insult me and my intelligence”.
She added: “This is his pattern with African-Americans.
“He doesn’t know how to control himself.”
And she accused Mr Trump of lying to the American people, saying he “doesn’t even know what’s happening in his White House”.