After Omarosa Publicly Slams Trump With Nasty Comment, White House's Response Hits Where It Hurts

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White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said that the White House was not taking former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s comments about President Donald Trump “very seriously.”

CBS News reporter Paula Reid asked at a media conference, “What is the White House’s reaction to comments made by former White House aide Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother?”

“Omarosa was fired three times on the Apprentice and this was the fourth time we let her go,” Shah responded.

He added, “She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now.”

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Newman left the White House in December amid ongoing theories that she was set to be ousted from the White House and threatened to spill sensitive information about the Trump administration.

“But when I have my 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 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 stated.

This week, she returned to reality television and said that she was “haunted” by the president’s tweets on the CBS reality show “Celebrity Big Brother.”

Newman got her start on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” then hosted by Trump, and explained that accepting a White House position was about the duty to her country.

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“I felt like it was a call to duty. I felt like I was serving my country, not serving him,” Newman told fellow Big Brother contestant Ross Mathews.

“I was haunted by tweets every single day,” Newman said, “like what is he going to tweet next?”

She reportedly tried to counsel Trump to be more tactful on Twitter.

“I tried to be that person, and then all the people around him attacked me. It was like, keep her away from him, don’t give her access, don’t let her talk to him,” she said.

In reference to Trump’s behavior, Mathews asked Newman, “Should we be worried?”

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“Because we are worried, but I need you to say ‘no, it’s going to be OK,’” he added.

“No, it’s not going to be OK. It’s not” Newman said.

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
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Tucson, Arizona
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American
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Graduated with Honors
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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oregon
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Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
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Prescott, Arizona
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Politics, Health, Entertainment, Faith




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