Omarosa contradicts own book, says she heard tape of Trump using 'N-word'
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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Manigault NewmanJudge denies Omarosa Manigault Newman request to depose Trump, John Kelly in lawsuit Tanden seeks to defuse GOP tensions over tweets Juan Williams: The GOP's problem with women of color MORE said Friday that she had listened to a recording from "The Apprentice" in which President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE uses the N-word.

The former Trump administration staffer and "The Apprentice" contestant told NPR that she had heard the tape directly, calling it a major factor that changed her opinion of the president, despite the fact that her memoir says she was only told of the recording.

"I heard the tape," she said, adding: "Hearing it changed everything for me."

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Manigault Newman, who is black, is set to release on Tuesday a tell-all book, "Unhinged," which details her time working for Trump during the 2016 campaign and eventual administration.

In the book, however, a passage near the end claims that she merely heard a recounting of the recording from a friend.

"On this phone conversation, I was told exactly what Donald Trump said — yes, the N-word and others in a classic Trump-goes-nuclear rant — and when he'd said them," Manigault Newman's book reads, according to NPR.

"During production he was miked, and there is definitely an audio track," it continues.

On Friday, Manigault Newman insisted that the passage supported her claim, and that an NPR interviewer who confronted her over the discrepancy had merely not read the book.

The White House issued a blistering statement Friday on the impending release of Manigault Newman's "Unhinged," calling her a "disgruntled former White House employee" who is "trying to profit off of these false attacks."

“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," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.