During the season premiere of Celebrity Big Brother, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman opened up about her recent stint in Washington. In a clip released Thursday, the Apprentice alum said through tears that the country is "not going to be OK."
When asked by her CBB co-star and TV personality Ross Mathews if she was concerned for the country under Trump's leadership, she responded, "I'd like to say it’s not my problem, but I can't say that because it's bad." She added that she urged President Trump to tone down his rhetoric on Twitter but was overruled by other White House staffers. "I was haunted by tweets every single day," Omarosa said. "Like what is he going to tweet next?"
In January, the 44-year-old White House director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison left her $179,700 per year position. "Omarosa Manigault-Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities," said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the time. "Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service."
CBS announced in January that Omarosa would join the cast for the first-ever season of Celebrity Big Brother in the US, which marked possibly the quickest transition from politics to reality TV ever. After moving into the Big Brother house last week, she said on Wednesday's premiere episode that the feuding in her new setting was not unlike the West Wing.
"There's a lot of people that want to stab me in the back, kind of similar to the White House," she explained. "The one thing that I learned from politics is you have to watch your back, and sometimes you have to watch your front, too."