Spicer on New Omarosa-Lara Trump Tape: Claims of Hush Money 'Categorically False'
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman is continuing to make "false and defamatory" statements.
Earlier, Manigault Newman released a recording to MSNBC of a phone call between herself and Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump and a top official on the Trump 2020 campaign.
During the call, which occurred after Manigault Newman was fired from the White House last December, Mrs. Trump offered her a $15,000-a-month position as a campaign surrogate.
She told NBC News Thursday she viewed the offer from the campaign as an effort "to buy my silence, to censor me, and to pay me off."
The explosive claims from the former "Apprentice" star have made headlines for weeks, including her explosive allegation that a tape exists of President Trump saying the "N-word" on the set of the NBC reality show.
Spicer said on "Outnumbered Overtime" that Manigault Newman has claimed that he and others who left the White House received "hush money" and signed nondisclosure agreements.
"Both are categorically false. My wife would love to know where this hush money is. I'd love to know where it is. She is getting away with not only continuing to contradict herself, but to make false and defamatory statements," he said, accusing Manigault Newman of now saying whatever she needs to say to make money.
He said Manigault Newman worked for President Trump for 15 years and was still saying positive things about him after leaving the White House.
"What changed? Clearly within weeks she had been offered money to write a book."
Watch the full interview above.