Controversial reality show star and short-lived Trump aide Omarosa Manigault was the most high profile houseguest on CBS’s first rendition of “Celebrity Big Brother,” which wrapped on Sunday.
Although she didn’t win the big $250,000 prize (that honor went to Marissa Jaret Winokur), Omarosa dominated the larger buzz around the show with her penchant for sharing White House gossip.
From The New York Post
On Wednesday night, fresh out of the “Big Brother” house, Omarosa appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to reflect.
Right away, Colbert pressed Omarosa about two of the most headline-grabbing statements she made on “Big Brother:” that she was “haunted” by the President’s tweets and that being in the White House was like being on a “plantation”
“What was it about the tweets that haunted you?” Colbert asked her.
“He announced major policy issues on Twitter,” she said. “The transgender [military] ban for instance, was announced on Twitter. For someone who is in communications like Hope [Hicks] and myself, that’s not a thing you want to find out at five in the morning about something that will impact so many people’s lives.”
When Colbert pressed Omarosa about her provocative “plantation” comment, she responded, “The White House that I worked in was troubling. It was very difficult when you aren’t allowed to do the job that you were brought to do. That’s where that oppression comes from and that’s what that analogy meant. I was speaking as how I felt as the only African American senior advisor to President Donald Trump.”
Omarosa also stressed to Colbert that Trump has been her friend for fifteen years, and watching him in this position has caused her to feel a mixture of “excited” and “concerned.”
“If my best friend was president tomorrow I’d feel better, because she is way smarter than I am,” quipped Colbert.
Colbert ended the interview by presenting Omarosa with Thin Mint girl scout cookies as a peace offering, leftover from his earlier guest Donald Glover.