Trump accused of racism and sexism after calling Omarosa 'a dog' on Twitter

Greg Evans
Tuesday 14 August 2018 12:45
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Donald Trump has been engaged in a war of word recently with one of his former aides.

Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who was once a consultant to the president and is best known for her role on The Apprentice, has claimed that a tape of Trump exists where he uses the n-word.

Trump has denied these accusations but Omarosa has continued to stand by her claims. Trump even took to Twitter on Monday to state that Omarosa made it up and that it was 'fake news'.

Trump has since followed this up with a tweet on Tuesday afternoon praising his White House chief of staff John Kelly for firing Omarosa from the administration in December 2017.

Omarosa had been appointed as assistant to the president and director of communications for the office of public liaison, but upon her departure from the White House, she claimed that she had resigned.

However, Trump is now rebuffing the claims that Kelly fired her and also went as far as to call her a "dog".

Regardless of what the truth of the situation is, to publicly insult someone in such a derogatory manner has seen Trump be the source of widespread criticism on Twitter.

Many people have since accused Trump of using blatant racism in this tweet.

Others pointed out the sexist connotations of his words.

This isn't the first time that Trump has used the word 'dog' to describe someone but as Abby D. Phillip of CNN pointed out there is a distinct difference in his words here.

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