Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa says Trump saves his 'worst' insults for women of color

  • Omarosa Manigault Newman says Trump uses his "worst" insults for women of color.

  • She spoke to CNN about Trump referring to NY AG Letitia James as "peekaboo" and her a "dog."

  • "He saves the worst insults for women of color and he tries to veil his racist remarks," she said.

Former-"Apprentice" star and onetime White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has accused former President Donald Trump of saving his "worst" insults for women of color.

Manigault Newman, an outspoken Trump critic who briefly served as a White House adviser to him in 2017, spoke about her former boss on CNN on Monday after he appeared in a New York court for the start of his civil fraud trial.

Trump on Monday blasted the civil case as the "single greatest witch hunt of all time" and called New York Attorney General Letitia James, who brought the $250 million fraud lawsuit against him, "racist" and a "horror show."

When asked during the CNN interview about Trump's commentary of James, who was elected as New York's first African-American attorney general in 2018, Manigault Newman said it's "mostly about intimidation" for the former president.

"He has saved his worst insults, his biggest vitriol for women of color," Manigault Newman told CNN's Erin Burnett of Trump.

Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on Tuesday.

Manigault Newman referred to how Trump has previously called the New York attorney general "Letitia Peekaboo James," Vice President Kamala Harris a "monster," and herself a "dog" during the CNN interview.

"I mean, he saves the worst insults for women of color, and he tries to veil his racist remarks in some kind of hedging," Manigault Newman said of Trump.

Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, "needs to look in the mirror," Manigault Newman told CNN.

"He is facing for the first time accountability for his actions, and he can call people as many names as he wants, but it is time for him to face the music, and he must pay, and he will — at the hands of a Black woman," Manigault Newman said.

In addition to James' business fraud case against Trump and his Manhattan-based company, which puts his empire in jeopardy, the former president has been charged in four separate criminal cases.

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