The White House has turned into the most captivating daytime drama on TV, so it’s no surprise that its influence is now spilling over into reality television. Going from The Apprentice, to the White House, to the Celebrity Big Brother house, recently ousted White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman is spilling the tea on the US government and, not surprisingly, things are bad. Like, really bad.
Starring on the current season of Celebrity Big Brother, Newman has been sharing her experience working for President Trump with the rest of her housemates, including Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, Real Housewife Brandi Glanville, NBA player Metta World Peace, MMA Fighter Chuck Liddell, and comedian and TV personality Ross Matthews.
In a clip released last week, Newman and Matthews have a private conversation about her time in the White House, with Matthews questioning his fellow housemate on why she would want to be part of Trump’s administration. Newman responds that she was hoping to serve her country, not Trump specifically. If you listen closely, you can actually hear Matthews’ eyes rolling in his head.
In the same clip, Newman also says that she was ‘haunted’ by Trump’s social media ramblings on a daily basis. “I was haunted by tweets every single day, like what is he going to tweet next?” she says. “It’s not my circus, not my monkeys, I’d like to say ‘not my problem,’ but I can’t say that because… it’s bad.”
In a clip from Monday night’s episode, Newman and Matthews are joined by more of their housemates when the discussion turns to what Newman saw on the inside of the White House. Citing Vice President Mike Pence’s belief that he is being directed by the voice of Jesus, Newman warns that an impeachment, which would put Pence in power, would be even worse than the current situation. “Can I just say this? As bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence,” said Newman. “We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became President, that’s all I’m saying. He’s extreme.”
Newman also discussed the recent government shut down and the Trump administration using aggressive means to deport DACA residents who were born in other countries and grew up in the US. “I’ve seen the plan,” said Newman. “The round up plan is getting more and more aggressive. He’s a numbers guy. He wants to outdo his predecessors.”
As for the White House, they can’t help themselves and have of course responded to Newman’s Celebrity Big Brother comments. White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah responded that Newman was fired three times from The Apprentice and was let go from the White House.
So wait, losing on a reality show makes you less credible? What about hosting a reality show? Good enough to be president? Looks like it.
@paulreidcbs: What is the White House's reaction to comments made by @OMAROSA on Celebrity Big Brother?
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 8, 2018