- Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on NBC's Today on Monday to promote her new tell-all book about President Trump's White House
- She repeatedly snapped at host Savannah Guthrie, telling her to 'calm down'
- Fired White House staffer also told Guthrie to 'wait' and claimed the host was asking questions 'too quickly'
- Grilling about Trump came after Omarosa released two secret recordings of conversations she had with chief of staff John Kelly and Trump
Fired White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman told Savannah Guthrie to 'calm down' and repeatedly snapped as she was being grilled about Donald Trumpduring a heated 'Today' interview on Monday.
Omarosa also told Guthrie at various points to 'wait', claimed the host was asking questions 'too quickly' and eventually ended the interview after 10 minutes despite earlier saying she had 'all the time you need'.
The former reality TV star was on the program to promote her new tell-all book, Unhinged, about the Trump White House and air secret audio recordings of conversations with the President and his chief of staff.
She told Guthrie to 'calm down' after being asked how she managed to record chief of staff John Kelly as he was firing her in the White House Situation Room.
Omarosa Manigault Newman told Savannah Guthrie to 'calm down' and repeatedly snapped as she was being grilled about Donald Trump during a heated 'Today' interview on Monday
'I'll just leave that to your imagination,' Omarosa responded coyly.
Omarosa released the Kelly recording on 'Meet The Press' on Sunday, before releasing audio of a phone call she says she had with Trump the day after being fired.
Guthrie went on to ask the ex-White House aide if Trump lies frequently. Omarosa replied 'absolutely' before Guthrie went on to ask a follow up question.
'Savannah, slow down,' she said. 'I'm going to your question. Don't worry, I'm here. I've got all the time you need. You don't have to ask 10 questions in one second. It's okay.'
Later in the interview, Guthrie was asking Omarosa about claims that President Trump has used the n-word in the past when talking about African Americans.
Omarosa repeatedly tried to evade the question by saying that people should read her new book.
Omarosa also told Guthrie at various points to 'wait', claimed the host was asking questions 'too quickly' and eventually ended the interview after 10 minutes
Omarosa told Guthrie to 'calm down' after being asked how she managed to record chief of staff John Kelly as he was firing her in the White House Situation Room
'Have you read the book?' Omarosa asked, before later snapping: 'I answered that question Savannah, so what's the next one?'
Trump lashed out at his former White House adviser on Twitter on Monday, saying she 'got fired for the last time'.
He went on to call her 'wacky' and said Kelly called her a 'loser & nothing but problems'.
He added: 'I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me - until she got fired!'
Trump's pushback came after she released the second recording supposedly of a phone conversation between Trump and her after she was fired.
He acknowledged Monday that the president of the United States should perhaps not engage in a public war of words with an ex-employee, saying he knows 'it's 'not presidential' to take on 'a lowlife like Omarosa.'
But he added: 'This is a modern day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible. Sorry!'
Responding to Trump's tweets on NBC, Manigault Newman said: 'I think it's sad that with all the things that's going on in the country that he would take time out to insult me and to insult my intelligence.'
She added: 'This is his pattern with African-Americans.'
Trump later tweeted that Omarosa has a 'fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!'
While the latest recording has Trump indicating he was unaware of her firing, Manigault Newman said on 'Today' that he may have instructed Kelly to do it. She offered no evidence.
Critics have denounced the recordings as a serious breach of ethics and security.