On Saturday, Omarosa Manigault, a White House communications director, was spotted at the posh Tyson’s Corner Center in Virginia, shopping for bridesmaids’s dresses. The former “Apprentice” villain, who announced her engagement to Florida pastor John Allen Newman last summer and will appear in an episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” was with a cohort of five bridesmaids.
But not everyone happily perusing the shops at the high-end mall was a member of Team Omarosa.
At around 6 p.m. Manigault told Nordstrom employees that two unidentified women had been harassing her, according to a tipster who witnessed the incident.
“These fat ladies won’t stop following me,” our source recalled Manigault telling staffers in the department store’s cosmetics section.
The situation escalated from there.
“They were letting her have it,” added the tipster, who was also in the cosmetics section at the time. One of the women allegedly shouted “Trump’s whore” at Manigault, who in 2004 starred on the debut season of “Apprentice” and joined Trump’s political campaign as the head of African American outreach last summer.
Manigault, an ordained minister once dubbed “the most hated reality star of all time,” asked that security be called. Nordstrom’s “loss prevention” team (retail parlance for security) promptly responded and attempted to de-escalate the situation which, according to our source, was witnessed by about a dozen onlookers.
The 43-year-old bride-to-be, who injured her left foot sometime around last month’s inauguration and is currently walking with the assistance of a cane and an orthopedic boot, was eventually escorted to her car. The women who confronted the reality star turned staffer were asked to leave the store and complied.
The White House confirmed on Monday that Manigault was confronted by two women and security was eventually called to escort her to her car.
Nordstrom also confirmed Saturday’s brouhaha. All in all, last week wasn’t a win for Trump/Nordstrom relations. Last Thursday the department store announced that it would no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s fashion line.