Former White House aide Omarosa Newman, who dramatically resigned late last year, has offered a dire prediction for the United States under President Donald Trump saying the country is “going to not be OK.”
Ms Newman, who left her role as assistant to the president and director of communications for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison in December, shared her fears in a clip taped for an upcoming episode of Celebrity Big Brother.
When asked by co-star and TV comedian Ross Mathews if she was concerned for the US under Mr Trump’s leadership, she tearfully replied: “I’d like to say it’s not my problem, but I can’t say that because it’s bad.”
Asked if the US would be “OK” in the foreseeable future, Ms Newman said: “No, it’s going to not be OK.”
Ms Newman, who first came to the public’s attention as a contestant on Mr Trump’s reality show, The Apprentice, said she was concerned over the President’s social media use while working at the White House.
“I was haunted by tweets every single day,” she said, adding, “Like what is he going to tweet next?”
“Does anybody say to him, ‘What are you doing?’” Matthews asked.
“I mean, I tried to be that person, and then all of the people around him attacked me,” Ms Newman said before, breaking down in tears.
“Who has that power to say what’s going on?” Matthews asked.
“I don’t know. I’m not there. It’s not my circus, not my monkeys,” she replied.
“I’d like to say not my problem but I can’t say that because, it’s bad.”
Watch the clip below:
The New York Times reported in September that chief of staff John Kelly had put Ms Newman on a “no-fly list” of aides who he did not consider fit to attend serious meetings.
A former White House official told CNN after her resignation that many of Ms Newman’s colleagues were “elated” by her departure.
Ms Newman said on Wednesday’s debut episode of Celebrity Big Brother that the feuding in in-fighting on the reality show was not unlike the White House.
“There’s a lot of people that want to stab me in the back, kind of similar to the White House,” she said.
“The one thing that I learned from politics is you have to watch your back, and sometimes you have to watch your front, too.”