President Trump just called Omarosa a 'dog,' and people are outraged

President Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman (pictured with him in 2013) a “dog” on Twitter. (Photo: Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)

President Trump has unleashed another Twitter attack on former White House aide and fellow Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault Newman.

After blasting Manigault Newman as “wacky” and “a loser” in a series of tweets Monday, POTUS tweeted Tuesday morning that his former colleague was a “crazed, crying lowlife.” He added that — contrary to an audio clip Manigault Newman shared on Today, in which he can be heard saying, “I don’t love you leaving” — he was happy to have “that dog” out of the White House.

The angry message may be in response to Manigault Newman’s insistence that Trump used a racist slur on the set of The Apprentice, and that his offensive language was caught on tape. He tweeted late Monday night that the show’s producer, Mark Burnett, has denied the existence of such a tape. Manigault Newman responded Tuesday morning by leaking a recording of three White House aides discussing the alleged tape.

While it’s nothing new for someone to be insulted by the president — Hillary Clinton, Jeff Sessions, and Maxine Waters are just a few of the high-profile folks who have been called names on Twitter — many critics say his reference to Manigault Newman as a “dog” has crossed the line.

Several commenters said the statement was both sexist and racist, and called for Twitter users to report it for targeted abuse. Others noted that the tweet was at odds with the anti-bullying platform Melania Trump has promoted.

Trump has been taken to task for his disparaging remarks about women in the past. In a 2015 debate among Republican presidential hopefuls, moderator Megyn Kelly asked the then candidate about his habit of referring to women as “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”

“Only Rosie O’Donnell,” he fired back before explaining that he wouldn’t bow down to political correctness. He later ridiculed Kelly with a menstruation joke, saying she had “blood coming out of her wherever.”

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