A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year.
In the tape played on US TV channel NBC, a voice presumed to be Mr Trump’s expresses surprise at Omarosa Manigault Newman being fired the previous day.
“Nobody even told me about it,” the male voice can be heard saying.
She is releasing a memoir soon and the White House have described her as a disgruntled ex-employee.
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Tweeting on Monday, Mr Trump said his former employee had only started to attack him after she lost her job.
He added that he had asked his Chief of Staff John Kelly to try to “work it out”.
President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says she may have broken the law by recording private conversations at the White House.
Ms Manigault Newman knew the president from her days as a star of The Apprentice reality TV show, and advised him on African-American issues during the 2016 election before taking a communications role in the White House. BBC NEWS