Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new book shares behind-the-scenes stories from Donald Trump’s life, not only in the White House, but from the time the two shared on the set of The Apprentice. In one segment, she says she witnessed Trump tell his son to have extramarital affairs, while boasting of his own dalliances. She further alleges this is why Trump Jr. went on to have an affair with singer Aubrey O’Day, and says O’Day showed her explicit texts from Don Jr.
Page Six reported in March that sources close to the family had said Trump Jr. had engaged in an affair with O’Day in 2011, had wanted to leave his wife Vanessa for her, and that Donald Trump had told his son to “knock it off.”
Omarosa reveals more details of the alleged affair, which also cast the elder Trump in a somewhat different role, one more consistent with his own public persona. While an unnamed source told Page Six that Trump told his son to end the affair, Trump’s own romantic history includes three marriages, several publicly known affairs and marriage to someone with whom he had an extramarital affair with.
Mercury News describes a portion of Omarosa’s new tell-all book as delving into the details, saying that Trump’s history was an example for his son. She describes an encounter in which Trump, Trump Jr., and supermodel Carol Alt, were together on the set of The Apprentice. The elder man boasted of an affair with Alt, and told his son to emulate this behavior: “You’ve got to get some [expletive] like that.”
Omarosa describes being disgusted at the suggestion, as the younger Trump was married and his wife, Vanessa, was pregnant at the time.
By Omarosa’s account, the affair was one more step in a long chain of actions by Donald Jr. to try to please his father, who she says liked to berate and haze him in front of others.
She says that she never believed Trump Jr. would leave Vanessa, until O’Day showed her a long chain of explicit texts and photos from him. Us Weekly reported in March that unnamed inside sources had claimed the two were hoping for O’Day to become pregnant during the affair. The affair is alleged to have continued until Vanessa Trump found the email exchanges between the two, and even after that Trump Jr. is reported to have continued calling O’Day, crying and professing love for her.
Donald Trump Jr. is currently in the middle of a divorce from his wife Vanessa, with whom he has five children. According to Town & Country, the pair are handling the process amicably and believe it could be wrapped up in a matter of weeks. Trump Jr. is currently dating Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host.