"You have to go back to 2003 and I can tell you that she is biding her time", she said in the interview.
And The Late Show host Stephen Colbert appears so determined to get to the bottom of the matter, he's even employed a bit of magic to refresh the memory of celebrity magician Penn Jilette, who said that he had heard Trump use offensive language during the filming of Celebrity Apprentice. On the front lines is Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has the unenviable job of trying to make an irrational, racist White House look rational and inclusive.
Pardon me if I don't join the hunt for a recording of Trump speaking that foul word.
She notes that Harder's letter also sought the preservation of evidence, and said the Trump campaign has its own obligation to preserve documents relating to any matters reported in the book.
In one from August past year, she makes mention of "fake news", but then proceeds to catalogue a series of achievements by the president in a manner more enthusiastic than combative. He did tweet about the N-word rumors and assured everyone that a tape of him saying the racial slur does not exist.
She writes that Trump and his campaign were "eager for my help" and she wanted to experience working on a campaign at a "high level".
Conservative commentator Armstrong Williams said he's known Manigault Newman since she was 19 and will always consider her a friend. She charged that Trump fired chief White House usher Angella Reid - the first woman and second African-American to hold the position - because he was unhappy about how she handled the transportation of the tanning bed to the White House. But she made it clear that is just her "personal opinion", not a fact.
In the lead-up to the publication of her book, the 41-year-old has been making waves with claims she has tapes from within the White House. Perhaps the best thing that could have been said about her up until now is that most people probably didn't know who she was.
Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric against Manigault Newman on Tuesday.