As much as we dislike Omarosa Manigault Newman, we have to admit that her ability to retain control over her interviews is impressive.
Things got super tense today when Savannah Guthrie grilled the former aide to the president about her time in Donald Trump‘s White House.
Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely see her but heard….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
Manigault Newman — who was on the morning show to promote her new book, Unhinged — claimed at one point during the sit-down that Guthrie, 46, was asking questions too quickly.
Guthrie started, “Do you think the president lies often?” to which Manigault Newman replied, “Oh absolutely, in fact —”
Before the 44-year-old could respond, Guthrie questioned, “How long have you known that?” Manigault Newman began, “There was a report that said that he lied almost 4,000 lies in the last — ” before Guthrie pressed again, “Have you known that he is a liar as you say?”
Manigault Newman answered, “Well, absolutely.”
Asked Guthrie, “Why did you work for him?” Manigault Newman retorted, “Savannah, slow down. I’m gonna answer your question. Don’t worry, I’m here. I’ve got all the time you need. You don’t have to ask 10 questions in one second. It’s okay.”
“First of all, he is known to be an entertainer, to exaggerate,” Manigault Newman continued. “I never expected him to lie to the country. I thought that he would take his oath of office seriously, that he would be committed to advancing this country. But instead, as I stated, there was a report that said he has said something like 4,000 lies since he’s taken office. So he absolutely has an issue with the truth, and sometimes he battles with reality.”
Later in the interview, Manigault Newman discussed her claim that a tape exists of Trump saying the N-word on The Apprentice, the former reality series that she once appeared on.
Manigault Newman, who said that Trump is recorded on three minutes of audio saying the word, commented, “He was talking about some African Americans in the production during the course of The Apprentice, which is unacceptable. Here’s the thing. Why don’t we ask Donald Trump a simple question — ‘Donald J. Trump, have you ever used the N-word?’ — and allow him to respond? Because the people who have this tape intend to release this tape.”
Watch the full interview below.
“There’s a lot of very corrupt things that are happening in the White House, and I am going to blow the whistle on a lot of this.”
Watch @OMAROSA’s full interview with @savannahguthrie pic.twitter.com/9R2nnDXnIy
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 13, 2018