- The Washington Times - Monday, February 26, 2018

Omarosa Manigault Newman compared her abrupt departure from President Trump’s White House to being “freed off a plantation” during explosive comments she made in CBS‘ “Celebrity Big Brother” house.

Mrs. Manigault Newman, the former communications director for the Office of Public Liaison at the White House, who made it to the final five in “Celebrity Big Brother,” told her fellow houseguests in a clip released over the weekend that she’s thinking of writing a tell-all memoir about her time in the Trump administration.

“[Mr. Trump’s] going to come at me with everything he has … but I have to tell my truth,” she said.

Mrs. Manigault Newman said she felt like a freed woman after she resigned in December.

“Ooh, freedom, I’ve been emancipated,” she said. “I feel like I just got freed off of a plantation.”

“I was literally the only African-American woman on the senior staff,” she told celebrity houseguest Shannon Elizabeth in another clip. “Nobody knows what I went through. Nobody’s seen — I haven’t even told people some of the horrors that I experienced.

“I’m inside trying to fight for my own political life while I’m going into meetings with people who are ignoring me. Because I was black, people wouldn’t even talk to me. And it wasn’t even the black thing, it was the woman thing,” she continued. “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. 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.”

Ms. Elizabeth said she lives in Africa now partly because politics became so overwhelming.

“I may leave the country, that sounds like a wonderful idea,” Mrs. Manigault Newman added.

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