It didn't go so well because he was fascinated with looking at the KKK garb. He was obsessed with the white supremacist kind of display. — Omarosa Manigault Newman, Trump's former political aide
It didn't go so well because he was fascinated with looking at the KKK garb. He was obsessed with the white supremacist kind of display. — Omarosa Manigault Newman, Trump's former political aide
Watch: Omarosa says Trump was 'fascinated with looking at the KKK garb' at a Mississippi civil-rights museum the day she was fired
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman first met Donald Trump in the early 2000s.
  • In a new interview, she said he was "obsessed" with a museum's white supremacist display in 2017.
  • In the "Big Brother VIP" clip, she also said he told her classified national security information.
In a TikTok from the Australian show "Big Brother VIP," Omarosa Manigault Newman made several disquieting claims about her time in the White House under President Donald Trump.

The two were first acquainted in the early 2000s when Manigault Newman was a contestant on Trump's reality-TV show "The Apprentice." Their association continued through the production of two additional TV shows and Trump's presidential campaign, according to an ABC News timeline of their relationship.

Following the 2016 US presidential election, Manigault Newman became an official in the Trump administration, serving as assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison until January 20, 2018, ABC News reported.

Her departure was announced days after Trump and several White House officials traveled to Jackson, Mississippi, in December 2017 for the opening of a civil-rights museum, a trip Manigault Newman said she helped organize.

"It didn't go so well because he was fascinated with looking at the KKK garb," Manigault Newman said during a clip of her latest reality-TV appearance. "He was obsessed with the white supremacist kind of display."

... She also said that Trump, trusting a familiar face, would seek her advice on subjects outside her purview, such as Pentagon activities and veterans affairs, which she said "she had no business advising him on."

Additionally, Manigault Newman alleged that Trump once told her he had decided to bomb Syria — national security information she told "Big Brother VIP" she did not have the classification level to know.

"And so, I bounced. I said, 'Donald, I'm out. You need to really talk to your advisers,'" Manigault Newman said in the "Big Brother VIP" TikTok of that situation.
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