The Bombshells Omarosa Manigault Newman May Reveal About Her Time Working in the White House
Regarding her reportedly dramatic exit from the White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman said in an interview that she has “quite a story to tell” and knows the public “will want to hear it.” In December 2017, reports surfaced that the former Apprentice contestant was ousted from her role as communications director for the Office of Public Liaison, and she did not leave quietly.
According to the reports, she threw a tantrum and security had to physically remove her from the property. Manigault Newman later denied that was the case saying she simply resigned, but she didn’t steer away from the drama completely and basically hinted at disarray happening behind the White House walls.
Here are some of the burning questions Manigault Newman may answer when she finally tells her story.
She could elaborate on ‘urgent’ issue affecting Donald Trump
Something Manigault Newman might talk about when she gives her full account of what went on in the Oval Office is elaborating on her “grave concerns.”
She could specifically discuss the “urgent” and “pressing” matter she wanted addressed, which was an issue she believed would affect President Donald Trump. This may be an essential piece of her tell-all, since she said she brought the issue to the attention of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and it ultimately became the reason she “resigned.”
Next: The story she tells could contradict some accounts of her last day at the White House.
She might clear up what really led to her departure
One thing Manigault Newman will definitely have to clear up is what really happened at the time of her exit from the White House.
Right out of the gate, she could discuss what happened during her meeting with Kelly and if she was pushed out or resigned on her own. For now, she maintains the latter, so if that’s true she’ll need to detail those circumstances in order to make a compelling story that the public will want to learn more about.
Next: Manigault Newman could reveal the administration’s actual commitment to change in this important area.
She may discuss what the administration’s diversity efforts included
Another topic many would expect the former reality show villain to share is the White House’s diversity efforts. This would be an important point to discuss, especially after she described the president as “racial, but not a racist” and admitted she regrets “that we haven’t reached the level of diversity in this administration that I strove to see.”
Manigault Newman’s role made her the only female African-American who worked as a senior staffer. Many raised questions about whether her replacement would also be a minority. In fact, after her exit, Kelly confirmed he did meet with black Republicans and encouraged them to apply for Trump administration jobs. However, he said he wasn’t calling for African-American or women applicants only, but qualified people.
Next: A notorious feud could be detailed.
Address that feud with the Congressional Black Caucus
Manigault Newman had a public feud with the Congressional Black Caucus — something else she may touch on.
After group executives met with Trump in March 2017, Manigault Newman invited them to meet with the president again in June. The CBC, however, declined the invite, much to her dismay. So in turn, she went on television and accused them of “showboating.”
Politico reported that the reason the CBC decided not to attend a follow-up meeting at the White House was that there were concerns it would just be a photo opportunity for the president.
Next: This no-nonsense man could be the villain in her story.
She may reveal how Kelly’s crackdown caused tension within White House
There has been so much chatter regarding how Kelly runs the White House. Some reports suggest it’s with an iron fist. Therefore, people would likely want to hear the truth about how he handled things.
Reports say when Kelly was brought in, he immediately limited some staffers’ access to the president and ended any type of open-door policy to stop them from walking into the Oval Office unannounced. Manigault Newman reportedly topped Kelly’s list as a person he wanted to implement such changes with. She felt upset over that, which caused tension.
Reports have also noted that it was Kelly who personally fired the former reality TV star, so of course, the public would like to hear about all of that.
Next: This may be the most burning question on everyone’s mind!
What her relationship with the president is like post-exit
Some are wondering whether she still has any type of relationship with the president after her departure. Manigault Newman knew Trump long before he became president and was a contestant on the very first season of The Apprentice in 2004. Although she was fired in the ninth week of the competition, Trump invited her back to compete on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008 in which she was let go in Week 10.
She then appeared on the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice in 2013 where she again heard the words “You’re fired!” While it is unclear if she was let go or terminated by Trump for the fourth time, it will certainly be interesting to find out if they are still on good terms.
Next: There’s one celebrity who definitely isn’t interested in Omarosa Manigault Newman’s story.
Robin Roberts doesn’t want to hear it
When and if Manigault Newman does tell her story, one person won’t be listening: Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts. Not long after news of her exit broke, Manigault Newman made the interview rounds. Roberts made it clear she doesn’t care what the former Apprentice star has to say about her time working in the West Wing.
Following Manigault Newman’s sit-down with GMA co-host Michael Strahan, Roberts made it known how she felt about the whole thing. She even quoted one of Ice Cube’s famous lines from the movie Friday. “She says she has a story to tell and I’m sure she will be selling that story,” Roberts quipped before adding, “Bye, Felicia.”
Manigault Newman wasn’t happy with Roberts’ comment and declared a “black woman civil war.”
Next: Roberts is hardly the only famous face to feud with Manigault Newman.
Piers Morgan also had some words for her
Piers Morgan and Manigault Newman have a history, and not in a good way. On All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, she went up against Morgan and called him “so nasty,” also accusing him of going on the show just to mess with her. He didn’t exactly deny it.
“When Donald Trump asked me to be his boardroom adviser on two of the new All-Star Celebrity Apprentice challenges, I realized this would give me a unique opportunity to get Omarosa fired all over again,” said Morgan. “I saw it as a public duty on behalf of all Americans.”
More recently, he took her White House exit as another opportunity to mess with her again. He recalled a previous Twitter conversation that included a comment about how Manigault Newman always delivers high drama and manages to always get fired.
Next: She’s already said some wild things about the White House on this reality show.
She said Pence is worse than Trump
On an episode of Celebrity Big Brother, Manigault Newman told the rest of the house what she really thinks about Pence.
“As bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence,” she said. “Everybody that’s wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life. We would be begging for days of Trump if Pence became president, that’s all I’m saying. He’s extreme.”
Next: She also revealed this about Pence.
She said Pence ‘thinks Jesus tells him to say things’
While on the show, the reality has star also touched on religion and specifically, the religious beliefs of Pence. “I’m Christian, I love Jesus,” she said on the show. “But [Pence] thinks Jesus tells him to say things. I’m like, ‘Jesus didn’t say that.’”
Next: This is what she had to say about Trump and DACA.
She talked about Trump’s desire for a wall
“The DACA piece came as a result of [Trump] wanting his wall,” she said on the show. “Barack Obama’s administration said, ‘If you sign up, and basically out yourself — that you’re here illegally — we’ll protect you.’ All these people signed up — outed themselves, their families, people that were in hiding. Then Donald Trump got in and that was his little executive order.”
She then continued, “The crackdowns are happening, they’re aggressive and they’re intentional and they’re gonna get worse. But don’t get me wrong — the Obama administration was aggressive about deportation, too. But nobody talks about it.”
Additional reporting by Nicole Weaver.
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