Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman ripped Vice President Pence on “Celebrity Big Brother” on Monday night, saying people would beg for President Trump to come back if Pence replaced him.
“As bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence,” Manigault Newman said. “We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president.”
“He’s extreme. I’m Christian. I love Jesus. But he thinks Jesus tells him to say things,” she continued.
Manigault Newman also warned her fellow contestants about the administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, saying, “I’ve seen the plan” and it gets “more aggressive.”
The former “Apprentice” contestant turned White House aide broke down in tears to fellow “Big Brother” cast member Ross Matthews in an earlier episode while discussing her White House experiences, saying Americans should be worried about the administration.
“It’s going to not be OK, it’s not,” she said, adding, “It’s so bad.”
Deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah slammed Manigault Newman’s comments during as briefing last week.
“Omarosa was fired three times on ‘The Apprentice,’ and this was the fourth time we let her go,” Shah said. “She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now.”
Manigault Newman left her White House post in December.
"As bad as y'all think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence … Everyone that's wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life. We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president…" -Omarosa pic.twitter.com/W9bEWlVSCm
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) February 13, 2018
As a result of her past fame, her co-stars, while captivated by her discussion, have said they’re painfully aware of who she is. In a private interview, Mark McGrath details how exhausting Manigault-Newman can be when discussing her time in the White House, and how she has a track record of not being the most trustworthy person, especially when playing a game on TV.
“It’s Omarosa time! Time to talk about her stint in the White House. But, you always have to remember, this is Omarosa, a world-class realty TV villain,” he says. “Is it true? Is it game? Is it her story? Is it the real story? It’s Omarosa’s world, and I’m just living in it.”