- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 14, 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman said Thursday she has “quite a story to tell” about her time in the White House after the announcement came Wednesday that she will be leaving her post early next year. She also denies being “dragged” away from the White House.

“Because I am serving until the 20th, I have to be very careful abut how I answer this, but there were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with. Things I observed, things that I heard, that I listened to,” Mrs. Manigault Newman, who serves as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, said on ABC News.

Several reports Wednesday detailed a dramatic departure from the White House, including being “physically dragged” away from the White House after she was not able to meet with President Trump. Mrs. Manigault Newman denied these allegations.

“When I have a chance to tell my story,” she explained, it will be “quite a story to tell, as the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president.”

“I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have effected me deeply and emotionally, that has effected my community and my people. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”

But Mrs. Manigault Newman also defended the administration when asked about race relations and general division in the country.

“We’ve been there 11 months. To unify a nation that was truly divided by one of these most complicated elections in history, to do that in 11 months, is almost impossible. But did President Trump try? I think that he tried in his own way. There are things that he could’ve done and things that this administration needs to continue to do to try and bring this country together,” she said.

Mrs. Manigault Newman is not a newcomer to politics or to the Trump family. She previously served in former President Bill Clinton’s administration and was a contestant on Mr. Trump’s reality television show “The Apprentice.”


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