On Monday night, a pair of tweets from President Donald J. Trump called into question the media’s new fascination with former White House aide Omarosa Manigault, and challenged Manigault’s claims that a tape exists in which the president used the “N-word.”

According to the tweet, Mark Burnett, producer of the reality show Trump hosted called “The Apprentice, verified that no such tape exists.

Trump tweeted: @MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa. I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up. Look at her MANY recent quotes saying such wonderful and powerful things about me – a true Champion of Civil Rights – until she got fired. Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn’t want interviews) when she worked in the White House. Now that she says bad about me, they will talk to her. Fake News!