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    Ex-Trump Campaign Staffers Deny Confirming Trump's Use of Racial Slur

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A recording released by former White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman does not confirm Trump used a racist slur, his former campaign staffers Katrina Pierson and Lynne Patton said in a statement on Tuesday.

    "To the contrary, we clearly confirm the fact that President Trump himself denied ever using such derogatory language," the statement said.

    The two women also admitted in the statement that they had conversations about a reported tape featuring Trump using a racial slur, but only because "Omarosa was obsessed with it."

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    In the recording released by Omarosa earlier on Tuesday, Patton said she asked the president if he could think of a time when he used the racial slur, to which Trump responded "No." Omarosa retorted, "Well, that's not true."

    Pierson is heard interjecting, saying, "No, he said it. He's embarrassed."

    Over the past few days, Manigualt Newman has released several other recordings she made while working in the White House as part of a television publicity tour for her book, which hit store shelves on Tuesday.

    Trump went after his former aide on Twitter on Tuesday morning with a message that called her a "crazed, crying, lowlife," and praised his Chief of Staff John Kelly for "quickly firing that dog!"


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