Omarosa Likens Her White House Experience To Working At A Plantation

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Reality TV star Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who served as the director of communications in the White House Office of Public Liaison until her much-publicized firing/resignation, has been talking about her experiences on her latest gig, “Celebrity Big Brother.”

On Saturday’s episode, she compared the freedom she felt leaving the Trump White House to being freed from a plantation. Her time on the show is about to end, “but before she left the constraints of her Orwellian reality hellscape, Omarosa had one more comparison to make about working with President Trump and his gang at 1600 Penn over the past year.”

Asked why she left the White House in January, Omarosa talked about the prejudices she faced in the White House:

“I was literally the only African American woman in the senior staff,” she said. “I’m going to meetings with people who are ignoring me, or because I was black, people wouldn’t even talk to me. And it wasn’t just the black thing — it was the woman thing.”

“These men felt like, ‘We don’t need any woman telling us what to do.’ And then here’s the President going, ‘Did you ask Omarosa what she thinks?’ So then they hated me more,” she said. “So I’m trying to figure out… Why didn’t you tell me about the welfare reform meeting? I’m the one that was on welfare.”

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“Ooh, freedom, I’ve been emancipated,” she said in this week’s episode. “I feel like I just got freed off of a plantation.” Additionally, she expressed interest in writing a “tell-all” book soon about her experiences, as she has zero loyalties within the White House anymore.

“(Trump is) going to come after me with everything he has. Like, I’m going up against a kazillionaire,” she rationalized, if she chooses to pursue a book. “So I’ll probably end up in court for the next … but I have to tell my truth. I’m tired of being muted. All the stuff that I just put on a shelf somewhere out of loyalty. I’ve been defending somebody for so long, and I’m now I’m like, ‘Yo, you are a special kind of fucked up, and that special breed, they’re about to learn all about it.’ ” She added: “I haven’t even told people some of the horrors I experienced.”

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