"I'm in Omarosa's book on page 149. She claims to have heard from someone who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word," Luntz wrote. "Not only is this flat-out false (I've never heard such a thing), but Omarosa didn't even make an effort to call or email me to verify. Very shoddy work."
"It seems like certain book publishers these days care more about getting a release out than getting the facts down," he added in another tweet. "This is why people don't trust these 'exposés,' which is especially bad for authors who actually are good and reliable."
According to The Guardian, which received an advance copy of the book, Omarosa calls President Donald Trump -- her former boss -- a "racist" who has used the "N-word" repeatedly. Although it's not entirely clear if she personally heard him utter that particular racial slur in the White House or while filming "The Apprentice," she does believe it was caught on tape during production of the NBC reality show.
She reportedly writes she had a "growing realization that Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist."
"My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I'd experienced with him, during the last two years in particular," she continues.
Omarosa was famously fired from her advisory position within the Trump administration. While on the subject of her sudden departure, she wrote, "It had finally sunk in that the person I'd thought I'd known so well for so long was actually a racist. Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African Americans as a whole."
The Guardian reported that Omarosa does state in the book she personally witnessed Trump using racial slurs -- flip and goo-goo -- to describe Kellyanne Conway's husband, George Conway, who is half Filipino. "Would you look at this George Conway article?" she quotes Trump saying. "F--ing FLIP! Disloyal! F--king Goo-goo."
The White House has released a statement bashing Omarosa's book, too.
"Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "It's sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the president during her time in the administration."
The book's publisher, Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, said in a statement they are "confident that Omarosa Manigault Newman can substantiate her highly-anticipated account of life inside the Trump White House."
There's lots of other media and political figures who are suspicious of Omarosa's book and her motivations to write it. See more of the criticism being hurled at her below.
Girl, we're still not buying this trash book @OMAROSA. We already know he's a racist. We also know that u were perfectly okay w it until they kicked you out. You were not the only one “keeping a list.” Black folks don't see it for you. It's a CHOP! https://t.co/NyMJ9OGLuQ
If Omarosa heard Trump use the n-word repeatedly during her time on the Apprentice, and believed him to be racist, why didn't she say this during the campaign and why did she agree to work with him at the White House?
So Omarosa knew about tapes of Trump using the N-word way back in "The Apprentice," and yet she still went to work for him at the White House and still bragged to PBS Frontline that "every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump"? https://t.co/f8sFvIPxYg
So @OMAROSA when you said: “Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump” does that now include you? Oh, and I guess @POTUS being a racist wasn't enough to stop you from working for him. #notcredible https://t.co/Bjaf83rDiq
Oh @Omarosa you sound like Trump with a threat I could give a rat's ass about. I think pretty much everybody knows what I think about those two characters because I've said it publicly—daily. Your opportunism belies your now plaintive pleas and fake victimhood. https://t.co/LqubCDlJz2