White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during Tuesday's press briefing that she "can't guarantee" that we will never hear a recording of President Donald Trump saying the N-word, in reply to a barrage of questions about the book.
However, the 700,000 figure Sanders claimed in her original statement at the White House is correct.
It is true that black workers under Trump have continued to see gains, reaching a record low of 5.9 percent in May.
Now, it's important to note that Ms Manigault-Newman is not a reliable source.
Trump regularly mocked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos behind her back as "ditzy", Manigault-Newman wrote.
US President Trump referred to Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic as a "whiny punk bitch" after last year's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.
Sanders then did what appears to be a first for a member of an administration fond of branding information "fake news" - she admitted her mistake and issued an apology.
Manigault Newman told MSNBC's "Hardball" on Monday: "They told me I could work from home, I didn't have to come in if I didn't want to". She also recorded Trump calling her and playing dumb about the firing and unveiled those tapes to TV news outlets where she was booked to plug her book.More news: 1st transgender candidate for governor focused on the issues
Donald Trump is confronting renewed allegations that a recording exists of him using the n-word during the production of The Apprentice.
Fired by Kelly in December, Manigault Newman now says many of Trump's actions gave her pause but she was sympathetic to him as a longtime friend and mentor.
In any case, sources close to Trump told Axios that the president was advised to hold his tongue and let the controversy blow over, but simply could not help himself. She said Sunday that she had listened to one after the book closed.
"And it just didn't seem good enough for this White House", Manigault Newman said, suggesting the president is uninterested having a diverse staff.
Perhaps the sternest criticism is of Trump's abilities - Manigault Newman describes him as a brilliant businessman but "just this side of functionally illiterate", prone to "forgetfulness and frustration" and in a state of "mental decline" that "could not be denied".
"And I never meant to share that, I didn't even remember that I really had it, but when she was just so vehement that it never happened, I was like, 'It never happened?"