‘‘It’s so bad.’’ That’s Omarosa Manigault Newman’s take on the Trump administration.
If you thought Omarosa (she’s back to just one name now) was done with the White House after allegedly being escorted from the building in December, you obviously thought very wrong. The former staffer will be dining out on her time at the table as long as everyone’s hungry for details. Case in point: ‘‘Celebrity Big Brother.’’
The competition show premiered Wednesday on CBS with plenty of So Very Omarosa moments to dive into, but it’s a newly released snippet of Thursday’s episode that has everyone talking. The clip shows Omarosa and TV personality Ross Mathews having a heart-to-heart about what the heck’s going on in the West Wing, where Omarosa spent almost a year as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration.
‘‘From the outside, can I tell you as a voter, as a citizen, I never got it, why you went to the White House with him,’’ Mathews, a red carpet reporter, said in his best serious interviewer voice.
“I felt like it was a call to duty,’’ Omarosa answered, already on the verge of tears. ‘‘I felt like I was serving my country, not serving him … It was always about the country. Like I was haunted by tweets every single day, like what is he going to tweet next?’’
Mathews, like the rest of the world, wondered aloud if anyone says to the president, ‘‘What are you doing?’’
‘‘I mean, I tried to be that person and then all the people around him attacked me. It was like keep her away, don’t give her access, don’t let her talk to him,’’ Omarosa said, now in full-on cry mode. ‘‘And it’s like Ivanka’s there, Jared’s there …’’
So does anyone have the power to reign the president in?
‘‘I don’t know, I’m not there,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s not my circus, not my monkeys. I’d like to say not my problem, but I can’t say that because it’s bad.’’
‘‘It’s so bad,’’ Omarosa concluded in this very special episode of ‘‘Celebrity Big Brother’’ that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders may have to watch because that’s where we are now.
While Wednesday’s premiere episode was less dramatic, the former White House aide’s presence in a house of ‘‘celebrity’’ contestants – who all have no clue who they’ll be spending 24/7 with until the very moment they get tossed in the fishbowl together – was still notable.
Broadway and Tony Award-winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur let out an ‘‘Oh my God’’ when Omarosa strutted across the stage during the opening show.
(Excerpt) Read More in: Boston Globe