Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House aide who left the Trump administration in December, confided in a preview of the reality contest TV show “Celebrity Big Brother” that she had been “haunted” by the president’s tweeting habit.
“I was haunted by tweets every single day, like, ‘what is he gonna tweet?’” Manigault Newman tearfully whispered to fellow contestant Ross Matthews, adding that she’d “tried to be the person” to stop Trump from saying or doing things that erupted into a controversy for his administration, but to no avail.
In her attempt to intervene, Manigault Newman said, “all of the people around him attacked me.”
“It was like, ‘Keep her away, don’t give her access, don’t let her talk to him.’ Ivanka’s there, Jared’s there,” Manigault Newman said, referring to Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.
When Matthews asked if everything will be alright, Manigault Newman responded, “no, it’s not going to be OK,. It’s not. It’s so bad.”
Asked if anyone in Trump’s administration had the power to control him, she said she didn’t know.
“I’m not there,” she said. “It’s not my, it’s not my circus, not my monkeys. I’d like to say it’s not my problem, but I can’t say that because, like, it’s bad.”
Manigault Newman, who worked in the Trump White House as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the White House, shot to fame in 2004 as the “woman America loves to hate” on the first season of Trump’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice.”