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A former White House aide has sensationally launched a new book about her time working for President Donald Trump, accusing him of being racist, a misogynist and in mental decline. Omarosa Manigault-Newman also released numerous recordings of what she says are private conversations with the president and senior White House staff.

Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House details the former Apprentice contestant's nearly 12 months in the West Wing, where she was hired at the senior-most level and had solid access to the Oval Office. Her outrageous book publicity tour and reality TV background have led many to describe her methods as "pure Trump".

President Trump responded to the various allegations by calling Manigault-Newman a “lowlife” who was “vicious, but not smart”. Overnight he also referred to her as a "dog". The Trump presidential campaign filed arbitration action against her this week, alleging a breach of a confidentiality agreement.