Omarosa Interview On WH Exit: I Have A “Profound Story” To Tell That World Will Want To Hear
Dismissed Trump aide Omarosa Manigault gave an explosive exit interview to Good Morning America on Thursday. She said she resigned her position, that she was not fired. In fact, Manigault claims her resignation isn’t effective until January the 20th. Manigault’s official title is Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
GMA host Michael Strahan asked her to explain reports that she was distressed with President Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville and his public support of Roy Moore. Manigault said she has to be “very careful” about her response because, according to her, “I have to go back and work with these individuals.”
“I have to be very careful about how I answer this but there were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with, things that I observed, that I heard, that I listened to,” she said.
However, in true reality show fashion, Omarosa teased she has a “story to tell” and she will do so when she officially leaves the White House.
“But when I have a chance to tell my story to tell — quite a story — as the only African-American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people and when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear,” Omarosa promised.
“I had more access than most and people had problems with that, people had problems with my 14-year relationship with this president. I’ve always been loyal to him,” she said.
Omarosa, however, did not bash Trump.
She was asked to address Trump’s promise to unify the country. She said it is “almost impossible” to unify a divided country and called it ridiculous to expect something of that magnitude to happen in 11 months. However, she said Trump did “try.”
“I think that he tried in his own way,” Omarosa said. “There are things that he could have done and things that this administration needs to continue to do to try to bring this country together and hopefully they’ll succeed for the good of the nation.”
“There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with,” Manigault said.
Manigault, widely known for her antics on the first season of The Apprentice, hosted by Trump, once said, “every critic, every detractor” will have to “bow down” to President Trump weeks before the election.
Omarosa was reportedly escorted from the White House grounds by security on Tuesday. Some reports say she was “physically dragged” off the premises. However, she also called it a “false narrative” that she had to be removed from the White House.
NYT’s Yamiche Alcindor reported on MSNBC Thursday morning that Omarosa was uncomfortable with President Trump’s response to Charlottesville. According to Alcindor, she was also getting under Chief of Staff John Kelly’s skin because she was regularly presented inflammatory news pieces to the president to get him riled up.
“We all had to adjust to his very different militaristic style,” Manigault said of Kelly. “But I had a very clear, outlined, defined role for what I did, and every captain, every coach gets an opportunity to use a sports analogy to choose their team. Donald Trump chose me for his team. And I’m not certain as John Kelly was starting to develop his team that is someone that wanted me to be on his team.”
Alcindor also repeated the report that Manigault was “dragged” from the building.
“She was not very much liked by her colleagues,” the Times scribe said. “She has a lot of enemies in the White House who could be telling people stuff because they don’t like her,” she said of those giving negative reports of the former Trump advisor.”