Omarosa is divulging more details about her feelings of leaving the White House.
After initially stating she resigned while the entity said she was actually fired, Omarosa Manigault Newman compared moving on from Donald Trump’s administration to being freed from a “plantation.”
After proclaiming on Saturday night’s “Celebrity Big Brother” that she’d kept quiet about what she saw in the White House because “I’m from the streets … snitches get stitches,” she said, seemingly of Trump, “You’re a special kind of f—ed up.”
“I have been so loyal to the point where people are looking at me like something is wrong, like, ‘Why wouldn’t you just say something?'” she said in a Feb. 24 montage of her time in the house before getting eliminated. “But that was all I had is my word. I had had been so loyal. But ooh, freedom, I’ve been emancipated. I feel like I just got freed off of a plantation.”
On why she left the White House, Newman, who had said she may write a tell-all book, explained to a housemate that racism played a role.
“I was literally the only African-American woman on the senior staff,” she said. “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 just the Black thing, it was a woman thing. These men felt like, ‘We don’t need any woman to tell us what to do.'”