Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman responded to President Donald Trump’s attacks during a Monday morning interview on MSNBC’s Velshi and Ruhle.
Manigault-Newman was the highest ranking black staffer in the White House before being fired in December.
On Monday, Trump attacked his former confidante and “loyal friend” during a tweetstorm.
Manigault-Newman said she has come to the conclusion that Trump, “wasn’t really fit to hold the office of the presidency.”
What does it say about the White House that you would make those tapes?” host Stephanie Ruhle asked. “Do you think the president is taping people?”
“Oh, absolutely,” she replied. “In fact, the president talked often, as you’ll see in Unhinged, about how important it was to tape your enemies and to make sure that you had information on your enemies.”
Manigault-Newman is the author of the new book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman.
Host Ali Velshi asked Manigault-Newman to respond to Trump’s attacks.
“I think it’s sad, with all of the things going on in the country, that he would take time out to insult me and to insult my intelligence,” she replied.
“This is his pattern with African-Americans and he doesn’t know how to control himself,” Manigualt-Newman said. “He has no impulse control.”
Manigualt-Newman also said Trump, “has some serious mental impairment” and that the White House communications team preps Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to lie “every day.”
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"For millions of African Americans, Juneteenth has served as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental truth that all people are created equal and that liberty is a right endowed by our Creator," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.
"Across our country, the contributions of African Americans continue to enrich every facet of American life," Trump continued. "This Juneteenth, as we vow always to uphold the God-given rights of all Americans, we pay tribute to the indomitable spirit of African Americans."
Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote
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Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.
WATCH: Trump supporter arrested for smacking reporter’s phone outside Orlando rally
A Trump supporter was arrested during an altercation with a reporter and another man outside the president's Orlando campaign rally.
Video recorded by an Orlando Sentinel reporter shows a man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and another man outside the Amway Center, where President Donald Trump officially kicked off his 2020 campaign.
The two men appear to be arguing with one another, although the second man also appears to be angry about something that took place inside the arena, when the man wearing the Trump hat notices the reporter recording them with a phone.