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Trump Calls Omarosa a 'Dog'

Praises John Kelly for firing the 'lowlife'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2018 7:32 AM CDT
Omarosa Manigault Newman, formerly the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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(Newser) – Omarosa Manigault Newman's book on life at the White House is officially out on Tuesday, and President Trump already has a preemptive strike: "When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out," he tweeted. "Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!" It's a continuation of an attack he started Monday, when he referred to his former ally as "wacky" and "vicious, but not smart."

Time notes that Trump has frequently used "dog" as an insult, pointing to a New Republic article from three years ago that was rounding up examples even then. Victims ranged from Glenn Beck (He got "fired like a dog" by Fox) to Arianna Huffington ("She is a dog who wrongfully comments on me.") One big reason for the nastiness between the pair: Manigault Newman alleges in Unhinged that Trump used the n-word during his Apprentice years, which he forcefully denied Monday night. She also secretly recorded him. (Read more Omarosa stories.)

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