MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace could barely contain her glee on Wednesday over a report from The Daily Beast that former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman secretly recorded conversations with President Donald Trump.
“Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast that Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the infamous former Apprentice star who followed Trump to the White House, secretly recorded conversations with the president—conversations she has since leveraged while shopping her forthcoming “tell-all” book, bluntly titled “Unhinged.’”
Wallace, who was communications director for President George W. Bush, has been a fierce critic of the Trump administration and seemingly enjoyed this latest revelation as she spoke with her panel.
“What we know is that Omarosa secretly recorded her conversations with Donald Trump, at least part of them,” The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein said.
“That’s awesome!” Wallace said. “Is Tom Arnold watching? I mean, here are the tapes. We found them! Omarosa’s got them. What’s on them?”
Stein said that the Daily Beast does not know what was on the tapes, but a source who heard the tapes told their reporters that “some of it was innocuous,” and that they didn’t know the extent of the recordings, but that it says a lot about the kind of people Trump surrounds himself with, as well as how little they trust Trump.
He added that this is part of the publicity for Omarosa’s forthcoming book and that it would be “explosive.”
“The book is called ‘Unhinged.’ I mean, the president and everybody around him clearly are unhinged,” Wallace said, adding Trump was surrounded by “lowlifes.”
The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson called it a “comic mob family,” while Wallace interjected that “Comey was right.”