President Trump is apparently fed up with the stream of leaked recordings and bizarre stories from his former aide and The Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault-Newman. His campaign has filed an arbitration case against her for breaking a non-disclosure agreement, according to the New York Times.
The case isn’t likely to hold up in court, legal experts say. But Trump hopes it will be enough to deter Manigault-Newman from letting more information slip, and will serve as a warning to anyone else from the administration who might want to write a tell-all (we’ve got to believe there are at least a few).
Over the last week, Omarosa’s new book, Unhinged, has dominated the news cycle, as she’s released some of the many recordings she apparently took while in the White House. She has also drawn attention by claiming that she has a tape of Trump using the n-word from her days on The Apprentice. Today, during a press conference, Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to deny that such a tape existed.
The Times reports that prior to the release of her book, Trump had agreed to ignore Maginault-Newman’s publication in hopes of letting the story die down. Instead, he has done the exact opposite. In a scorching tweet earlier today, Trump called Maginault-Newman “a dog,” creating another press frenzy about his racist language. Self-control is apparently not our president’s strong suit.