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Trump c takes legal action against ex-aide Omarosa

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Donald Trump’s election campaign has begun legal action against an ex-White House aide and reality TV star for allegedly breaching her contract

Donald J Trump for President, Inc has filed for arbitration against Omarosa Manigault Newman, claiming she violated a 2016 non-disclosure agreement.

A feud between the two has escalated as Mrs Newman promotes a new book that is very critical of him.

On Tuesday, Mr Trump angrily denied her claim he was taped using the N-word.

He tweeted: “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have.”

Mrs Newman – a former star of The Apprentice who was fired after a stint as a White House adviser – claimed that Mr Trump was recorded using the word while working on the show he hosted for 11 years.

But she has not said she ever heard him using the word himself.

Their war of words hit arguably a new low when the president called Mrs Newman, who had previously been one of his most prominent black supporters, a “dog”.

“She made it up,” he wrote, also calling her a “lowlife,” “a loser” and “Wacky and Deranged”.

In the latest development, a senior Trump campaign official sent a statement to US media confirming the legal action.

“Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. has filed an arbitration against Manigault-Newman with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, for breach of her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the Trump Campaign.

“President Trump is well known for giving people opportunities to advance in their careers and lives over the decades, but wrong is wrong, and a direct violation of an agreement must be addressed and the violator must be held accountable.”

Mrs Newman has said in interviews that she never signed an agreement when she began working in the White House but it’s unclear if she did when she joined the Trump campaign.

“I will not be silenced,” she told the AP after the legal action was filed on Tuesday.

“I’m not going to be bullied by Donald Trump,” she added.