Former Trump assistant Omarosa Manigault Newman, who led communications at the Office of Public Liaison, said on Thursday that she has “seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people,” but is not ready to spill just yet “because I still have to go back and work with these individuals.”
“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,” Manigault Newman told Michael Strahan on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“I’m not going to expand on it because I still have to go back and work with these individuals, but when I have a chance to tell my story, Michael, quite a story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that 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,” she said.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 14, 2017
Her comments come just one day after reports that she would be leaving the White House.
The Hill added:
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the former “Apprentice” contestant had handed in her resignation and would complete her duties by Jan. 20, but reports emerged that Manigault Newman had been fired and escorted off the premises while shouting and cursing.
CBS News reported that she set off White House alarms trying to enter the residence and speak with Trump after her firing.
Manigault Newman, who has denied the reports, added that she believed the president tried in his own way to unify the country.
“Did President Trump try? I think that he tried in his own way. 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,” she said.
On Wednesday, Trump took to Twitter to thank her for her service.
Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017