On Thursday, former White House employee Omarosa Managault leapt into the headlines once more, this time by spilling yet another tape of a Trump intimate. This tape featured Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump, speaking with Omarosa about the possibility of joining the Trump re-election campaign, with a salary of $15,000 per month.
The tape features Lara explaining, “It sounds a little like, obviously, that there are some things you’ve got in the back pocket to pull out. Clearly, if you come on board the campaign, like, we can’t have…” At this point Omarosa interjects, “Oh, God no,” and Lara continues, “Everything, positive, right?”
Lara Trump fired back in a statement:
From the beginning of my father-in-law’s campaign, Omarosa was welcomed into our family as a trusted friend and confidant. On the Women for Trump tour, including Omarosa, we formed a sisterhood bond that is unlike any I have experienced in my life. We toured together, laughed together, and worked really hard towards a common goal. We never would have imagined that one of our own was secretly recording all of our private conversations.
When Omarosa was fired by the White House Chief of Staff in December of 2017, my entire family was concerned for her because we had no idea about the basis of her dismissal. We still wanted her on our team because we cared so much about her personally. That’s why I reached out to offer her a position with the 2020 Trump Campaign before we knew anything about the gross violations of ethics and integrity during her White House tenure. Another one of Omarosa’s ‘bombshell’ tapes is a fraud. The discussions about a position with the campaign took place in numerous phone calls over the course of several weeks.
Woman to woman, I shared a connection with Omarosa as a friend and a campaign sister, and I am absolutely shocked and saddened by her betrayal and violation on a deeply personal level.
I hope it’s all worth it for you, Omarosa, because some things you just can’t put a price on.
Omarosa says that she’s only releasing the tapes to demonstrate the credibility of her new book.