Omarosa Manigault-Newman shared an emotional moment with fellow houseguest Ross Mathews on Thursday’s episode of “Celebrity Big Brother.”
Mathews kicked off the conversation by saying he “never got” why Manigault-Newman went to the White House. She responds that she saw it as a duty to her country and not as a duty to President Donald Trump.
The former White House aide says she was “haunted by tweets every single day,” and was always wondering “What is he going to tweet next?” She went on that she wasn’t able to stop him because “all the people around him attacked me.”
Mathews asks who does have the power to change the president’s mind and Manigault-Newman says she doesn’t know anymore.
“It’s not my circus, not my monkeys,” Manigault-Newman says.“I’d like to say not my problem, but I can’t say that because it’s bad.”
Then Mathews asks if the country “will be OK.”
“It’s going to not be OK. It’s not. It’s so bad,” she says.
Earlier in the episode, Manigault-Newman defended her loyalty to Trump when Keshia Knight Pulliam questioned Manigault-Newman’s association with Trump. Manigault-Newman compared her relationship with Trump to Knight Pulliam’s relationship with Bill Cosby.
“It’s a different situation because this man is running the country and being a voice of a whole country,” Knight Pulliam said.
The White House responded to Manigault-Newman’s breakdown saying they didn’t take her comments “seriously.”
“Omarosa was fired three times on ‘The Apprentice.’ And this was the fourth time we let her go. She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now,” spokesman Raj Shah says.
“Omarosa was fired three times on The Apprentice”
— Raj Shah dismisses comments from former White House aide Omarosa Manigault on Celebrity Big Brother pic.twitter.com/EnmeXZUw3M
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 8, 2018