From The Mercury News:
While most of President Donald Trump’s offspring and their spouses have been mired in scandal or investigations, or have just been the butt of late-night jokes (see: Eric and Tiffany), Eric Trump’s wife Lara Trump has managed to glide above the fray.
That was until Thursday when former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret recording of a conversation with Lara Trump. Manigault Newman played the recording on MSNBC to bolster her contention that Trump’s loyal daughter-in-law tried to buy her silence after she was from the White House staff by offering her a $15,000-a-month contract to work in his re-election campaign.
On the recording, Lara Trump, a senior member of the president’s 2020 campaign, can be heard discussing salary considerations and a job that didn’t sound as though it had any clear responsibilities. Lara Trump also addressed the likelihood that Manigault Newman would have “some things in the back pocket to pull out,” before telling her she would be expected to only say positive things about the president, his campaign and perhaps his family.
In a written statement to the Washington Post, she declared the recording “a fraud” and claimed that the snippets that were aired “took place in numerous phone calls over the course of several weeks.”
Lara Trump also said she had felt betrayed by the former “Celebrity Apprentice” villain. She referred to their time campaigning together for Trump in 2016 and said she had come to regard Manigault Newman as “a friend and a campaign sister.” Lara Trump concluded, “I am absolutely shocked and saddened by her betrayal and violation on a deeply personal level.”
Of course, play the old victim card. Lara Trump is a crisis actor.