Recorded evidence exists of President Donald Trump using a racial slur on the set of his NBC reality TV show, according to the authors of a new book — and it wouldn’t be too difficult to obtain.
Allen Salkin and Aaron Short, authors of the new book “The Method to the Madness,” told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that a producer from “The Apprentice” told them on the record that Trump used a racial slur in reference to a black contestant in the show’s first season.
“If you’re talking about racism today, if you want final, audible evidence that Trump is a racist,” Salkin said, “you can ask Bill Pruitt, who was named in our book, an ‘Apprentice’ producer, who says on the record that Trump used the N-word backstage on a tape that you could probably get to explain his hiring decision on the first season of ‘The Apprentice.'”
Pruitt’s recollection matches claims made by former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault, who also served as a White House adviser.
“On this phone conversation, I was told exactly what Donald Trump said — yes, the N-word and others in a classic Trump-goes-nuclear rant — and when he’d said them,” said Manigault, who said she has heard the recording. “During production he was miked, and there is definitely an audio track.”
Salkin said the contestant Trump referred to with the slur could probably get that tape by suing the show’s executive producer, Mark Burnett.
“If Kwame Jackson, the candidate who was not hired, were to file a lawsuit perhaps in discovery against Mark Burnett, MGM and maybe NBC, he could force MGM to open that archive and we could know for sure if there was a tape,” Salkin said. “Sam Nunberg, who was Trump’s close adviser, like I said 114 on-the-record sources in the book, says if such a tape were to emerge it would change the outcome of the 2020 election.”
Pentagon chief confirms death of Al-Qaeda’s Hamza bin Laden
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has confirmed the death of Hamza Bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.
"That's my understanding," Esper said in an interview late Wednesday with Fox News, when asked if Hamza bin Laden was dead.
"I don't have the details on that. And if I did I'm not sure how much I could share with you," he added.
US media reported at the beginning of August that bin Laden was killed during the last two years in an operation that involved the United States, citing US intelligence officials.
But President Donald Trump and other senior officials have refused to confirm or deny it publicly.
‘Same lies, but she gets to sit’: Sarah Sanders roasted for taking Fox News job weeks after resigning as top Trump flack
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whose dishonesty was so infamous that it even earned a mention in special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, is taking a job at Fox News.
According to journalist Yashar Ali, Sanders has been hired as a contributor and "she'll be making her debut September 6th on Fox & Friends."
NEWS: @SarahHuckabee is joining the Fox News Channel as a contributor.
‘Hypocritical’ Republicans busted for disappearing now that Trump has exploded the deficit
In a "Reality Check" segment on CNN on Thursday morning, contributor John Avlon called out GOP fiscal hawks who have suddenly disappeared from the public square now that a Republican president has exploded the national debt.
Introduced by host John Berman, who asked, "This morning new numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm it: The national debt and deficit are much worse than thought. So where is the party of fiscal responsibility in times like these?" Avlon broke it down.
"While President Trump was busy proclaiming himself 'the chosen one,' you might have missed more bad news in the form of data," Avlon smirked. "Brand new CBO numbers shows the budget deficit is skyrocketing, projected to rise 25 percent over last year and heading to over $1 trillion next year. Tax revenues are $430 billion below where they were expected to be before the Trump tax cuts while spending in is in drunken sailor territory adding $1.7 trillion in the next decade."