Spicer slams Omarosa on WH recordings: 'She will do anything to further her own being'

Spicer slams Omarosa on WH recordings: 'She will do anything to further her own being'
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Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerSpicer: People at White House are 'burnt out' Spicer: On-camera briefings have become 'grandstanding' opportunity for reporters Photographer cropped inauguration photos to make crowd look larger after Trump intervention: report MORE slammed Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanSales of political books up 25 percent in 2018: report Woodward book breaks 93-year publishing record Stormy Daniels announces new tell-all book: 'Full Disclosure' MORE on Monday, saying in an interview with Fox News that she would do anything necessary to further her own interests.

"She walked out of the White House after she was fired and sung the president’s praises on multiple occasions on video, and then within weeks is peddling a deal with publishers to say anything she could to make money on a book deal," Spicer told "America's Newsroom" co-anchor Bill Hemmer. "So that tells you all you need to know about her."

Spicer said the former White House aide fired late last year has "over and over again" said "false and misleading things" about her time in the Trump administration. 


He then criticized Manigault Newman for bringing a recording device into the White House Situation Room to record chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE's conversation about her firing. Recording devices are prohibited from the room.

"As I mentioned yesterday on your air, the idea that she brought a personal recording device into the Situation Room says all you need to know about Omarosa," Spicer said. "She will do anything to further her own being as opposed to uphold the security protocols that guard our national security."

The former "Apprentice" star played a tape of the conversation with Kelly on Sunday's "Meet the Press." 

Manigault Newman also claims in her upcoming book that the president referred to Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpFlake condemns Trump Jr. Instagram post mocking Kavanaugh accuser Trump Jr. campaign event looks for new venue after Montana restaurant declines to host The Hill's 12:30 Report — Kavanaugh controversy consumes Washington | Kavanaugh slated to testify Monday | Allegations shake up midterms MORE a “f--- up” for releasing emails about the 2016 Trump Tower campaign meeting with a Russian lawyer with connections to the Kremlin after the meeting was revealed in what he called an act of full transparency. 

“He is such a f--- up,” the president allegedly said, according to Manigault Newman. “He screwed up again, but this time, he’s screwing us all, big-time!”

The New York Daily News was first to report Manigault Newman's newest claims after obtaining a copy of the book.

Spicer resigned from his position last summer but has been steadfast in his support of the president in interviews and his new book, "The Briefing, Politics, the Press and the president."