Omarosa on White House: 'It's Not Going to Be OK'

Former Trump staffer dishes about the world of Trump on 'Celebrity Big Brother'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2018 7:31 AM CST

(Newser) – Former Apprentice contestant and ex-White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman thanked fans Thursday for tuning in to the season premiere of Celebrity Big Brother, where she says she's been "eating, sleeping, laughing, and competing." What she didn't mention in her tweet: "dishing about the White House," which is what's getting the most attention for her ominous warnings about a seemingly chaotic administration, per ABC News. In one clip that's been widely circulated, Newman is seen having a tearful chat with fellow contestant Ross Matthews, in which she tells Matthews, "I was haunted by tweets every single day—like what is he gonna tweet next?" She tells Matthews she also attempted to be the one to pull President Trump back, but that "all of the people around him attacked me."

"Should we be worried?" Matthews asks; Newman nods. "It's [not going to] be OK," she replies. "It's so bad." During the episode that aired Wednesday night, Newman was asked if she'd vote for Trump again. "God no, never. In a million years, never," she replied, per the Washington Post. Eugene Scott offers a mild eye-roll in the Post, noting Newman's flip-flopping past (she once tweeted support for Hillary Clinton) and pooh-poohing her self-assessment as a change agent. "What is less likely is that Manigault Newman had the ability to make things better," he writes. People notes the White House's curt reaction to her latest remarks. "Omarosa was fired three times on The Apprentice and this was the fourth time we let her go," WH deputy press secretary Raj Shah said during a Thursday presser. "She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now." (Read more Omarosa stories.)

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