Omarosa Manigault-Newman was fired from her White House job in December, a spokesman for Donald Trump said Thursday, after the former aide trashed the president on ‘Celebrity Big Brother.’
Manigault-Newman, a former communications director for the administration’s Office of Public Liaison, is making her pivot back to reality television, and she’s doing it by throwing daggers at President Donald Trump and her old West Wing colleagues.
With Trump at the helm, she says, America ‘is going to not be okay. It’s not. It’s so bad.’
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters Thursday that the administration’s reaction to Omarosa’s deep cuts was to take them ‘not very seriously.’
‘Omarosa was fired three times on “The Apprentice,” and this is the fourth time we let her go,’ he said. ‘She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now.’
Omarosa’s anti-Trump rant included a claim that she ‘was haunted by tweets every single day, like, “What is he going to tweet next?”‘
‘It’s bad,’ a choked-up Omarosa said.
Speaking to fellow contestant Ross Matthews in hushed tones, she said that she did her best to be a voice of reason, advising Trump that his take-no-prisoners social media style wasn’t helping him.
‘I tried to be that person, and then all of the people around him attacked me,’ she said, singling out Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner for blame.
‘It was like, “Keep her away. Don’t give her access. Don’t let her talk to him.” And it’s like, Ivanka’s there, Jared’s there.’
Asked if there’s anyone left at the White House who has the power to intervene, she shrugged.
‘I don’t know. I’m not there. It’s not my circus, not my monkeys,’ Omarosa said.
‘I’d like to say “not my problem,” but I can’t say that.’
The onetime ‘Apprentice’ bad-girl star who met Donald Trump while taping the popular reality series insisted that she had honorable intentions when she accepted a role in the Trump White House.
‘I felt like it was, like, a call to duty. I felt that I was serving my country, not serving him,’ she said.
‘When ever was it accepting a political appointment? It was always about the country.’
When the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ hosts introduced her as a contestant, Omarosa predicted a tough battle ahead.
‘Here in the Big Brother house there’s people who want to stab you in the back, kind of similar to the White House, so it’s “game on”,’ she said.
Prior to her White House resignation, Omarosa became increasingly unpopular with senior Trump aides including Chief of Staff John Kelly.
One of Kelly’s first orders of business was to take away Omarosa’s Oval Office ‘walk-in’ privileges in order to isolate her from the president.
She was reportedly escorted off the White House grounds after her resignation came into effect on January 20.
SOURCE: Daily Mail – David Martosko