"You have to go back to 2003 and I can tell you that she is biding her time", she said in the interview.
Manigault Newman this week infuriated Trump with the release of conversations that she secretly recorded during her time working for his administration, which is the subject of a tell-all book she is now promoting. Patton then described a conversation she had with then-candidate Trump about making the slur.
'Everything, everybody positive, right?' she asked.
"I saw this as an attempt to buy my silence", Manigault Newman, who is promoting her new book, Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House, told the network Thursday.
In response, Trump told her that it would be a ratings magnet and probably make The Apprentice the most viewed show on TV. "Everything he throws at me - believe me, my tapes are much better than theirs".
The former assistant to the U.S. President Omarosa Manigault-Newman unveiled another secret audio recording.
As the highest-profile African-American on the White House staff, she pushed back on accusations that Trump was racist. But it could also be Trump faking as though he didn't know she had been fired, when he did.
The "Apprentice" contestant-turned-government official has made clear she will release the evidence piece by piece.
So far, Trump has attacked Manigault Newman as a "lowlife" and a "dog". "There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS", Trump said on Twitter, before saying how much of it is fake news with a political agenda.
Many condemned the president and his repeated attempts to compare minorities with animals, but there was little defense of Manigault Newman - unlike when Trump attacked National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James in recent weeks.