Former White House employee Omarosa Manigault Newman writes in her new book that President Donald Trump asked to be sworn into office on his own book, The Art of the Deal, rather than the Bible, in 2017.
This latest rumor mentioned by the former White House staffer was revealed by Slate on Saturday.
However, many of the claims in the book have been called into question.
“Manigault Newman claims Trump wanted to use his own business book at the swearing-in ceremony rather than the bible. “He asked me, ‘Omarosa, what do you think about me getting sworn in on The Art of the Deal?’” Manigault Newman writes. “I said, ‘Instead of the Bible?’” she allegedly said. “Yeah. The Art of the Deal is a bestseller!” Trump replied, according to her account. “It’s the greatest business book of all time. It’s how I’m going to make great deals for the country. Just think how many copies I’d sell—maybe a commemorative inauguration copy?!” She said he then played it off as a joke but she knew he was serious.”
Manigault Newman has also claimed Trump had taken advantage of his role in the government office, reading and signing secret documents. But many are questioning the former White House staffer because of her many contradictions in an interview with NPR as compared to what she actually writes in her book, calling into question her truthfulness on any and all of her reports.
Also on Sunday, she released audio from the Situation Room of her being fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly.
“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, look at your time here in, in the White House as a year of service to the nation,” the retired general says in the audio. “And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.”
He continues to explain that she may have violated some pretty significant legal issues.