Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman writes in her new book that President Donald Trump wanted to be sworn in on his own book, The Art of the Deal, instead of the Bible.
The new nugget of mishegoss is one of the scandalous revelations published by Slate on Saturday.
Here is Slate’s account of the story from UNHINGED.
Manigault Newman claims Trump wanted to use his own business book at the swearing-in ceremony rather than the bible. “He asked me, ‘Omarosa, what do you think about me getting sworn in on The Art of the Deal?’” Manigault Newman writes. “I said, ‘Instead of the Bible?’” she allegedly said. “Yeah. The Art of the Deal is a bestseller!” Trump replied, according to her account. “It’s the greatest business book of all time. It’s how I’m going to make great deals for the country. Just think how many copies I’d sell—maybe a commemorative inauguration copy?!” She said he then played it off as a joke but she knew he was serious.
Manigault Newman has also claimed Trump ate paper in the Oval Office. In addition, during an interview with NPR, she cast doubt on the veracity of the claims made in her own book when she contradicted her own story.
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