News World Trump says kept Omarosa because she 'said great things about me'

Trump says kept Omarosa because she ‘said great things about me’

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he kept former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on staff because she praised him even as she failed to do her job, the latest insult in the two former reality television stars’ public battle.

Trump said the former “The Apprentice” contestant had begged for a job in the White House but was hated by others, missed work and was “nasty.” Still, he said he directed his chief of staff, John Kelly, to try to smooth things over with her.

“When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & nothing but problems. I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me – until she got fired!” he wrote in a series of posts on Twitter.

Ahead of the Tuesday release of her book “Unhinged,” which describes her time in the White House, Omarosa – known commonly by her first name – has released recordings of conversations she had with Kelly and Trump when she was fired in December.

The White House has pushed back, saying the recordings raise questions about her integrity. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Sunday also said the recordings, including one in the White House’s secure Situation Room, showed “a blatant disregard for our national security.”

Asked if she was concerned about any legal consequences, Omarosa told NBC’s “Today” program: “No, absolutely not.”

She was previously best known for repeatedly being fired on NBC’s “The Apprentice” and was one of Trump’s more visible African-American supporters during his 2016 election campaign.

“It’s sad that with all the things that’s going on in the country that he would take time out to insult me and to insult my intelligence,” she told MSNBC in reaction to Trump’s tweets. “This is his pattern with African-Americans, and he doesn’t know how to control himself.”

Top Stories

Coronavirus or not, Cypriots and Greeks have sex at least twice a week

Coronavirus pandemic or not Cypriots and Greeks have sex at least twice a week on average, according to a latest on-line research study by...

EU hails Biden’s ‘new dawn’ but wants tough tech rules

The European Union hailed Joe Biden's inauguration later on Wednesday as U.S. president as a "new dawn" for Europe and the United States, while...

German police bust gang suspected of smuggling Syrians from Turkey and Greece

German police arrested 19 people believed to be Syrian, Lebanese and Libyan on suspicion of smuggling migrants into Germany, mostly from Syria. Prosecutors in the...

Russian President Putin takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Moscow Region, Russia January...

Turkey blocks Cyprus from joining UN disarmament forum as observer

Talks aimed at overcoming a years-long deadlock over disarmament at the United Nations began in acrimony on Tuesday with two countries blocking rivals from...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...