She’s baaaack! Former reality television star-turned-White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is going back to her original source of stardom and is quickly changing her tune on President Donald Trump.
While appearing on “Celebrity Big Brother,” a teary-eyed Manigault Newman appeared deeply troubled by the president’s tweets, which she said other White House staff prevented her from asking the president to reconsider.
When her fellow contestant, Ross Mathews, asked if anyone confronted Trump about his tweets, Manigault Newman said she “tried to be that person.”
“All of the people around him attacked me,” Manigault Newman said before indicating other staff tried to keep her away from the president.
“I was haunted by tweets every single day,” she told Mathews. “Like what is he going to tweet next?”
According to Politico, Manigault Newman also told Mathews that people should be worried about the United States under Trump’s leadership.
“It’s going to not be OK,” she said.
Manigault Newman famously appeared on the first season of Trump’s reality show, “The Apprentice.”
In December, Manigault Newman resigned from her role as communications director for the White House Office of Public Liaison. Amid news of her resignation, Trump thanked her for her service:
Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
After her resignation, Manigault Newman, who previously predicted that Trump’s election would prompt his detractors to “bow down,” told ABC News that she was “very uncomfortable” with certain things in the White House.
“As the only African-American woman in this White House as a senior staff and assistant to the president,” Manigault Newman said, “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.”
She stopped short of calling Trump a racist but said he did make “racially charged” statements.
“Yes, I will acknowledge many of the exchanges — particularly in the last six months — have been racially charged. Do we then just stop and label him as a racist? No,” she said.