Omarosa Manigault Newman admitted she “came up short” for the black community during her 11-month tenure at the White House, but she said it wasn’t entirely her fault. The former White House aide said in an interview with The Grio that the nationwide “animosity” toward President Donald Trump prevented her from achieving the goals she set when she first took a “seat at the table.”
Manigault Newman was asked by Grio reporter Natasha Alford what—if anything—did she accomplish for the black community when she worked for the Trump administration. “In some ways, I came up short,” Manigault Newman said during the interview, published on Wednesday.
“A lot of that was the animosity toward Donald Trump. People just generally were devastated that this racist was going to run our country. So no matter what efforts I put out, people didn’t want to see that type of residual outreach,” she continued.
The former Apprentice contestant said what was most frustrating was the negative response she received from her community when she did try to reach out. “I would show up and people would boo and hiss and protest and downright just completely push back against my efforts to outreach,” she said. “I could certainly see why people didn’t want me there, but nonetheless I thought it was important for me to reach out.”
Manigault Newman is currently on a publicity tour for her new book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, in which she detailed much of what she claimed went on behind the scenes and accused Trump of racism and misogyny.
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Source: EUR Web