Omarosa says Trump is suffering 'mental decline'

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on DEC 29, 2018

In the interview, however, Trump clearly stated that the firing had happened over the Russia investigation.

Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a former contestant onThe Apprentice who also worked in Trump's White House, claims in her new book that President Donald Trump is on a clear mental decline, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.

An excerpt from the book, titledUnhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House, was published Thursday by theDaily Mail and details some of Manigault-Newman's main concerns about Trump.
In the excerpt, she detailed how, prior to Trump's May 2017 interview with Lester Holt, then-communications director Hope Hicks repeatedly told the President that he needed to say that FBI director James Comey had been fired on the recommendation of the Department of Justice. White House media surrogates had dedicated days to making that story stick.

In the interview, however, Trump clearly stated that the firing had happened over the Russia investigation.

"I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,'" Trump said in the interview.

Manigault-Newman said in that moment, she realized Trump's erratic behavior in the rambling interview was a sign of greater damage.

"Many didn't know it as keenly as I did because I knew him way back when," she said, referring to her time onThe Apprentice. "They thought Trump was being Trump, off the cuff. But I knew something wasn't right."

Manigault-Newman spent a tumultuous year as a White House communications director before a dramatic departure and a stint onCelebrity Big Brother. Her book will be released on August 14

 

 

Comments