Trump’s White House is like 'a plantation', says ex-Trump aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman

'I was literally the only African-American woman on the senior staff', she says

Alexandra Wilts
Washington DC
Thursday 01 March 2018 17:21 GMT
Omarosa Manigault-Newman: leaving White House like being 'freed off a plantation'

Former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman has compared her experience at the White House to being on a plantation.

“I was literally the only African-American woman on the senior staff,” she said. “I’m inside trying to fight for my own political life while I’m going into meetings with people who are ignoring me. Because I was black, people wouldn’t even talk to me.”

Ms Manigault-Newman left her role as communications director of the White House’s Office of Public Liaison in December. The 44-year-old has since starred on Celebrity Big Brother, which she was voted off of last week.

While appearing on the show, Ms Manigault-Newman said leaving the White House was like being “freed off of a plantation.”

“Ooh, freedom, I’ve been emancipated,” she said. “I feel like I just got freed off of a plantation.”

During her time on Celebrity Big Brother, Ms Manigault-Newman said she would never vote for Mr Trump again.

“Not in a million years, ” she said.

Ms Manigault-Newman also shared her thoughts on Vice President Mike Pence.

“We would be begging for the days of Trump back if Pence became president,“ she said during one episode of the show. ”He's extreme. I'm a Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things....scary.”

The ex-Trump aide has teased about writing a tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House.

“[Trump is] going to come after me with everything he has. Like, I’m going up against a kazillionaire,” Ms Manigault-Newman said about the pushback she’d get if she wrote a book, according to Vulture.

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