The wife of Bill Shine, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications, jokingly introduced herself as a "racist" and her husband as a "rapist" at a Washington book party Tuesday night.

“I’m the racist, and he’s the rapist!” Darla Shine told a circle of people at the Trump Hotel book event celebrating the release of former Trump administration aide Sebastian Gorka's latest work, Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies – With No Apologies.

Bill Shine, an ex-Fox News executive, interceded to jest that her comments were off-the-record, according to the Washington Post. “I’m always on the record,” Darla Shine responded.

Bill Shine's appointment to the top communications post in the White House in July was questioned by those concerned it would exacerbate the Trump administration's perceived problems with women voters. This worry was fueled by allegations Shine had covered up claims of sexual misconduct at Fox News as its co-president, including some leveled at the late Roger Ailes, founding chairman of cable news network. He was later ousted over his handling of the complaints.

Darla Shine was criticized in July after resurfaced tweets from her now-deleted Twitter account detailed how she wished musicians would nix the "N-word" from their lyrics, so she would not be falsely accused of being a racist.

"Just singing to one of my jams 'Golddigger' by Kanye West when I realized If I sing along to the verse 'Broke N-----' I might be a racist," Darla Shine wrote in July 2015, according to Mediaite.

"Take the N word out of the music - don't want to feel guilty for singing songs with the N word in it," she wrote in another missive.

The White House did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner's inquiries about Darla Shine's remark.