First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report MORE’s office pushed back Monday on claims made by 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 in her new book.
Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswoman, told the Washington Examiner that the two women “rarely, if ever, interacted" during Manigault Newman’s time at the White House.
“It’s disappointing to her that she is lashing out and retaliating in such a self-serving way, especially after all the opportunities given to her by the President,” Grisham said.
Manigault Newman’s explosive book contains a number of claims about the first lady, particular in relation to her marriage.
According to excerpts reported by Newsweek, the former “Apprentice” contestant writes that Melania Trump uses her fashion choices to “punish” her husband. She also writes that the first lady cannot wait for Trump’s presidency to be over so that she can divorce him.
The book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House," makes a number of claims about the president, including that Trump used racial slurs during tapings of “The Apprentice.”
The White House has accused Manigault Newman, who was fired earlier this year, of fabricating stories to seek attention and sell books.
The former aide has also revealed that she secretly recorded multiple conversations with Trump and other White House officials.