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By KF/Oct. 27, 2020 2:02 pm EDT
Omarosa Manigault Newman is in the news again, this time for talking about President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump's marriage on Lorraine. In Omarosa's 2018 book Unhinged, she dished on some of the president's personal life, or what she saw of it after meeting the president on The Apprentice and eventually becoming Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in 2017. But her most recent comments offer an even more bizarre view of the president's marriage.
For what it's worth, President Trump's legal team allegedly tried to block Unhinged from being published in the first place, per Daily Mail. In October 2020, Trump's campaign even went as far as to suggest that Omarosa pay for campaign ads as a "corrective" measure, suggesting that Omarosa's statements in the book were not true but could have cost Trump voters, per The New York Times. Eric W. Rose, a crisis management expert, wrote in a proposal for the campaign's case: "If corrective ads are not placed, voters may continue to hold beliefs about the president as a result of Ms. Manigault Newman's statements." He also claimed that Omarosa violated her confidentiality agreement.
Once Trump's legal and PR teams hear what Omarosa had to say about the president's marriage, they will likely be even more unhappy with the former aide.
Omarosa called Donald Trump's marriage "strange"
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Omarosa Manigault Newman had a lot to say about President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump's marriage in an October 2020 appearance on Lorraine, via The Daily Mail. She said, "It's a very strange marriage. I'm very cautious to comment on the dynamics of a marriage because you never know what goes on behind closed doors. But I have known this couple since they were dating, they got married a year after The Apprentice aired." She added that the "strange" dynamic was on display when Melania seemingly pulled her hand away from Trump at the final presidential debate. There are also other videos in Melania seems to rebuff her husband's affection. Omarosa continued, "What I have observed in the last 17 years would make your head spin. Sometimes they like each other but sometimes she is repulsed by him."
Although Trump's team has tried to block the promotion of Omarosa's book Unhinged in what the former aide has called a "crazy journey," per the Daily Mail's report, she continues to stand by her comments. American voters may never fully understand what goes on between the first couple in the White House, but it all sure does make for good gossip.