Omarosa Releases New Recording of Trump Team Joking and Laughing While Talking About American Soldiers Killed in Niger Ambush

Omarosa Releases New Recording of Trump Team Joking and Laughing While Talking About American Soldiers Killed in Niger Ambush

Omarosa Manigault Newman, former White House aide and reality TV star, released a new recording of her time working for President Donald Trump Monday that reveals him joking to a group of staffers in a discussion about an ambush in Niger that killed four American soldiers.


"There were people in many cases, that were in the Middle East, that now got to Africa to try and, you know, cause problems there. And ultimately they wanna come back here, because this is where they really wanna be. So its a rough, uh, business. I wouldn't, I don't think I'd want to be a terrorist right now," Trump said on the recording, eliciting laughter from the people he was with.

He continued jokingly, apparently encouraged by the laughter: "It's not a good life but it's uh, the only thing that — what else is there?"

Omarosa has previously released recordings of her interactions with Trump and others in his orbit.

Watch the clip below:

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