Report: Trump Allegedly Ate A Document In Order To Keep Its Contents Secret

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A former White House aide alleged in 2018 that President Trump once ate a note handed to him by his former attorney.

According to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, President Donald Trump once literally ate a piece of paper after a meeting with his then-personal attorney, ostensibly in an effort to destroy sensitive information.

Newsweek reported in 2018 that Newman made the claim in her book, “Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House.” She wrote that she caught Trump disposing of the paper after Michael Cohen left the room. Cohen is now serving a prison sentence after pleading guilty to a handful of financial crimes.

"I saw him put a note in his mouth,” Newman wrote in the book. “Since Trump was ever the germaphobe, I was shocked he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper. It must have been something very, very sensitive."

In response to the allegation, then-White House press secretary Sarah Sanders simply called Newman a "disgruntled former White House employee" who is "trying to profit off false attacks."

Several other White House aides told The Washington Post that the story was untrue but apparently found the allegation amusing.

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