Kirsters Baish| Earlier today, we reported on former “Apprentice” contestant/former Trump White House employee Omarosa Manigault, who recently appeared on CBS’ “Today” show in order to promote her new book, “Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House.” The only one who appeared to be unhinged during Omarosa’s time on the air was her, as she refused to answer the show’s host Savannah Guthrie’s questions.
Manigault was fired from the Trump White House for personal matters, but she’s using her former relationship with President Donald Trump in order to rake in the money. She has now called Trump a “racist” and a “liar.” The situation got even worse when she revealed that she had illegally taken audio recordings of herself from inside the White House.
It’s important to remember that Omarosa has been in trouble with the White House before. She spent time working for the Clinton administration under then-Vice President Al Gore. Gore’s office administration at the time, Mary Margaret Overbey, had stated years ago that Omarosa “was the worst hire (the Office of the Vice President) ever made.”
In 2004, People magazine reported that the “Apprentice” contestant was “banished from four jobs in two years with the Clinton administration.”
Manigault was temporarily moved by the White House personnel office to the Commerce Department. She didn’t last long in her new role, however. Former Under Secretary for Technology at the Clinton Commerce Department, Cheryl Shavers, said of Omarosa, “She was asked to leave as quickly as possible, she was so disruptive. One woman wanted to slug her.” She only remained in this role for a few short-lived weeks.
There was another Clinton administration official who claimed that Omarosa was terminated “because she couldn’t get along with people.” One Gore staffer claimed that “she didn’t do her job, and it got everyone in trouble.”
The Political Insider reports, “She has been busted for exaggerating her roles in the Clinton administration, too. As Omarosa told an audience in Washington, D.C. on March 19, 2004, at a panel discussion on ‘Wearing the Pants: A Woman’s Experience in a Man’s World,'” “I have done logistics and advance and event planning for the White House under the Gore staff. … At 23, I got appointed to the White House. That was not a place to learn how to be a young professional. That’s a very difficult environment, because they don’t believe in training. They just kind of throw you in the fire.”
The issue is that multiple anonymous former Gore staffers claimed that Manigault never did any logistic work or advance work. Her only job was “to respond to invitations.”
Omarosa was questioned about her employment history. She claimed that the job changes were due to her then-marriage to Aaron Stallworth. The two have since divorced. She married John Newman last year.
Fox News reports:
Manigault-Newman’s media blitz to promote her book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” has drawn tough criticism from the White House, as she revealed she had secretly recorded Chief of Staff John Kelly as he fired her in the Situation Room.
Over the weekend, Manigault-Newman released the recording of Kelly notifying her of her firing. Manigault-Newman said Sunday that Kelly was “threatening” her in the White House.
In the recording, Kelly seeks Manigault-Newman’s “friendly departure” from the administration without any “difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.” According to the tape, Kelly says things could get “ugly” for her, and that she would be “open to some legal action” for conduct that would merit a court martial if she were in the military.