President Donald Trump’s successful career on reality television has been much discussed during his presidency. The controversial inclusion of Omarosa Manigault Newman on his staff was a reminder of that history. Newman was fired on The Apprentice but later became a supporter of Trump for president. She was then made the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. Her rocky tenure in the White House came to an end when she was fired. She immediately went on the air to heavily imply that she had damaging information on the Administration. Now she is back on reality television and dishing on how the Trump White House was a nightmare. As an example, Omarosa has declared, when asked if she would vote again for Trump, “God no. Never. Not in a million years, never.”
In an episode of the show “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition,” Omarosa is shown speaking to o-star Ross Matthews and says that she was “haunted” by President Trump’s daily tweets and that she want because she “felt like it was a call of duty. I felt like I was serving my country, not serving him.”
She finally adds “There’s a lot of people that want to stab me in the back, kind of similar to the White House, . . . The one thing I learned from politics is you have to watch your back, and sometimes you have to watch your front too.”
The scene is truly cringeworthy but so was her selection to serve on a White House staff with virtually no level of achievement. Even supporters of Trump have noted the selection of unvetted or unimpressive people in the White House. The embarrassment of a former staffer on this low-grade show could not occur at a worse time as the Trump White House struggles to explain its failure to act on allegations of spousal abuse by Rob Porter.