Former Donald Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed that Trump would rely on racism if running against presidential candidate Kamala Harris in 2020.
In an interview with Buzzfeed News, Manigault Newman explained that Trump has a pattern of behavior in using racist undertones in his speech.
“When Ben Carson was leading in the polls over Donald Trump and his first attack was that was Ben Carson was crazy and started to attack him mentally, and then he started to assail his character,” Manigault Newman told Buzzfeed. “I think that you’ll see much of the same from Donald Trump that he will start to attack things that generally aren’t political.”
She praised Harris for a historic run but noted that Trump would aim to attack her on a personal level.
“In the spirit of Shirley Chisholm, I think it’s important that we look at the only African-American woman that’s in the race and how important black women are, to how important they were to the last election and how important they will be to this election,” she said.
She then explained the type of attacks Trump would use against Harris.
“[The attacks] will be very, very personal and will have an undertone of the -isms, whether it’s sexism, or racism, or misogyny,” she added. “You’ll see a lot of those same kinds of themes in Donald Trump’s race if he goes head to head against an African-American candidate,” Manigault Newman said.