Omarosa Says The Trump Campaign Tried to Pay Her Hush Money

| AUG 10, 2018 | 6:15 PM

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Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the Trump associate-turned-White House villain, is preparing to release a tell-all book about her time on Pennsylvania Avenue and already, we've gotten some wild tidbits.

First, we learned that Manigault-Newman recorded conversations with President Donald Trump and on Friday, The Washington Post reported that the former Trump aide says she was offered money for her silence.

Manigault-Newman claims that Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump — who is running his 2020 re-election campaign — offered her a $15,000-a-month contract. All she had to do was sign a nondisclosure agreement, which she called “as harsh and restrictive as any I’d seen in all my years of television.”

The agreement reportedly aimed to keep her from badmouthing Trump or Vice President Mike Pence. Instead, she cashed in with her upcoming book and a stint on “Celebrity Big Brother,” where she routinely said less-than-positive things about her tenure in the White House.

The book that she's pushing is titled “Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House” and will hit shelves on August 14. It's touted as a “stunning tell-all and takedown” and “a must-read for any concerned citizen.”

Most notably, the book is the first report from a White House insider that doesn't kiss the ring of the president. Sean Spicer's recently released book, “The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President,” dedicates most of its ink to fawning over Trump.

“Fire and Fury,” the White House book penned by Michael Wolff, which was critical of the administration, was a topic of conversation for weeks, despite the fact that it was peppered with inaccuracies. When the book hit shelves, Trump attacked it constantly, ensuring that sales skyrocketed and leading Wolff to remark “Thank God for Donald Trump.”

White House insiders told The Washington Post that this time, they're trying to keep silent about the manuscript, hoping they can starve it of oxygen.