Outgoing Presidential Aide Omarosa 'Profoundly Disturbed" by Trump's White House
A day after being fired from The White House and escorted out (in a rough manner, allegedly), Omarosa Manigault Newman is speaking out about her experience working under Donald Trump, saying that she was 'profoundly disturbed' by what was going on inside.
She told Good Morning America this morning that reports that the Secret Service escorted her out after she tried to barge into Trump's office are false.
“The White House is the most secure place in the world,” she said. “I think you should take the word of the Secret Service over someone who has a personal vendetta.” She was most likely referring to April Ryan, White House bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, who was tweeting about the alleged incident yesterday that that chief of staff John Kelly “kicked her [Manigault Newman] out with high drama.”
Here's the tea (per The New York Post):
Ryan also reported that Manigault Newman “was very upset and said that she wanted to speak to the president.”
Manigault Newman told Michael Strahan on “GMA” that she had a “straightforward” discussion with Kelly inside a secure room at the White House, where she raised issues of concern.
The outgoing aide, who enjoyed unfettered access to the president before Kelly replaced Reince Priebus as Oval Office gatekeeper, said she and other staffers “all had to adjust to his militaristic style.”
“John Kelly brought much order to the White House,” she added.
Her colleagues have often questioned her role as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
“People had problems with my 14 years with the president,” she said.
The Secret Service has denied that its agents had to escort Manigault Newman off the premises, but noted that it had “deactivated” her security pass.
On Thursday, she said the agency has merely changed her security pass to restrict her access to some areas.
Manigault Newman also was asked about reports that she was displeased with the president’s handling of the rally by white nationalists in Charlottesville and with his support for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
“I have to be very careful,” she said, noting that she still works for the president until Jan. 20. “There were a lot of things I was unhappy with. I have quite a story to tell.”