Omarosa Manigault Newman, who left the White House last year after a fraught tenure, isn’t done spilling all the tea served at 1600 Penn.
Omarosa joins a shortlist of former Trumpers with stories to tell. Sean Spicer is on a national tour for his book, “The Briefing,” and Anthony Scaramucci’s “Trump, the Blue-Collar President” is scheduled for October. But unlike those titles, “Unhinged” is allegedly far from a glowing account of the Trump administration.
Omarosa’s loyalty to the Trump brand was fierce until her drama-filled White House departure in December. She spent nearly 15 years in Trump’s inner circle, making a name for herself as one of the original bad girls of reality TV on “The Apprentice” and later as a staffer with unfettered access to the president despite a nebulous job description.
Since her exit from the Trump orbit, Omarosa has dropped plenty of hints that a tell-all was in the works. Days after her firing (or resignation — the details are still hazy), she told “Good Morning America” that she had “quite a story to tell.”
During an appearance on “Celebrity Big Brother,” Omarosa said she was “haunted” by the president’s erratic tweets and would not vote for him again “in a million years.” According to a Gallery Books press release, Omarosa and the president are done: “That relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end.”
There’s no word on how much Omarosa pocketed for “Unhinged,” but one individual close to the reality star said she received a deal in the low seven figures. Gallery Books is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, which is owned by CBS, the network that airs the Big Brother franchise.