Donald Trump may have said the “N-word” a time or two in his lifetime. While most Black Americans probably will not be surprised, there could be solid evidence that he used the racial slur. Furthermore, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders could not guarantee that Trump has not used the “N-word.”
During a recent press briefing at the White House, Sanders was asked about statements made by Omarosa Manigault-Newman. While promoting her book, Unhinged, Manigault-Newman claimed Trump was recorded using the racial slur.
A reporter asked Sanders, “Can you stand at the podium and guarantee the American people that they’ll never hear Donald Trump utter the ‘N-word’ in any context?”
Sanders responded by saying, “I can’t guarantee anything, but I can tell you that the president addressed this question directly. I can tell you that I’ve never heard it.”
In an attempt to prove Trump is not a racist, Sanders also lied about jobs numbers created in the Black community since his election. She falsely claimed Trump has outpaced Barack Obama in that category by saying, “This President since he took office, in the year and a half that he’s been here, has created 700,000 new jobs for African-Americans. That’s 700,000 African-Americans that are working now that weren’t working when this President took place. When President Obama left, after eight years in office, he had only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans.”
In reality, according the the U.S. Labor Department, 15 million Blacks were employed in 2009 when Obama became president. Over 18 million Blacks were working after he left office.
Sanders apologized for making the false claim hours later by tweeting, “Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump.”
Trump responded to Manigault-Newman’s claim that he used the “N-word” by calling her a “dog.”