America’s favorite TV villain turned White House adviser, Omarosa Manigault-Newman says reality TV isn’t so different from Washington. Nathan Rousseau Smith explains.
Omarosa Manigault Newman is spilling even more tea about her time in the Trump administration.
In Wednesday night’s season premiere of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, the former Apprentice villain compared the CBS reality competition to the White House, in that “there’s a lot of people (here) that want to stab me in the back.” Omarosa, who was a senior aide to President Trump, was allegedly fired in December, with reports that she was escorted “kicking and screaming” from the premises.
Now, in a preview for Thursday’s episode (8 ET/PT), she elaborates even further on her short-lived political career in a tearful conversation with fellow contestant Ross Mathews, an E! correspondent.
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Asked why she chose to work for Trump, Omarosa says, “I felt like it was a call to duty. I felt I was serving my country — not serving him. It was always about the country. I was always haunted by tweets, every day. Like, ‘What is he going to tweet next?’ “
Asks Mathews: “Does anybody say to him, ‘What are you doing?’ ”
“I tried to be that person, and then all the people around him attacked me,” Omarosa responds. “It was like, ‘Keep her away. Don’t give her access. Don’t let her talk to him.’ It’s like, Ivanka (Trump is) there. Jared (Kushner is) there.”
Mathews, who expressed his distaste for Omarosa in Wednesday’s opener, then asks whether people should worry about the current state of the Trump White House.
“It’s bad,” she says, wiping away tears. “It’s not going to be OK. It’s not.”
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