Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump offered former aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman $15,000 a month to work for the president’s 2020 campaign after she was fired from the White House, according to a recording she released on MSNBC on Thursday.
“I saw this as an attempt to buy my silence, to censor me and to pay me off,” Manigault-Newman said in an interview on the network.
The recording captures a person Manigault-Newman identified as Lara Trump offering to pay her roughly the same amount she earned as a White House staffer — $179,900 a year — if she joined Trump’s campaign. Manigault-Newman was fired by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in December.
Manigault-Newman said Lara Trump “was very specific that it was DJT” — using the president’s initials — “that wanted her to make that offer for me.”
The campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.