Reality star turned White House official turned reality star Omarosa Manigault-Newman says she was “haunted” by President Trump’s Twitter usage — and she fears for the country.
The ex-director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison told fellow contestant Ross Mathews in a clip from the new CBS show “Celebrity Big Brother” that the state of the union is “bad.”
Mathews had asked Manigault-Newman, 44, for reassurance about where the country is headed.
“I like to say not my problem, but I can’t say that. It’s bad,” she said.
Mathews asked if we should be worried and she nodded.
“Don’t say that. Because we are worried, but I need you to say it’s going to be OK,” Mathews responded.
“It’s going to not be OK. It’s not,” she replied. “It’s so bad.”
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She also told Mathews, a fellow TV personality, that she was “haunted by tweets every single day” in the White House, “like what is he going to tweet next?”
The famously divisive Manigault-Newman claims she tried to calm her old friend the President down, but “All of the people around him attacked me, it was like ‘keep her away from him, ‘don’t give her access,’ ‘don’t let her talk to him.’ “
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah responded to Manigault-Newman’s painting a dire portrait of the presidency with a jab at her unceremonious ousting in December and a reference to her previous appearances on Trump’s old reality show.
“Omarosa was fired three times on ‘The Apprentice.’ And this was the fourth time we let her go,” he told reporters at a the White House press briefing Thursday. “She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now.”
Manigault-Newman was brought on by Trump to join the White House staff at the start if his presidency in January 2017 and by December 2017, the White House announced her resignation.
Sources have said she was axed by Chief of Staff John Kelly and escorted out of the White House.
On Tuesday night’s episode, Mathews continued asking about Omarosa’s former boss, including whether she would vote for him again.
“God no. Never. In a million years, never,” she responded.