“I feel like I just got freed off of a plantation.”
Omarosa Manigault Newman was evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house during the show’s finale episode Sunday night, but she did not go down without . . . leaking more teasers about her time in the White House. Her exit, in fact, was one half Celebrity Big Brotherand the other half a preview for her upcoming tell-all. Per Page Six, this week’s recap episode featured many of the highlights of Omarosa’s time on the show, in which she dropped vague hints about the White House she’d exited . . . and also took the time to promote a potential upcoming memoir.
“I’m thinking of writing a tell-all sometime,” she reportedly said. “. . . I have to tell my truth. I’m tired of being muted. All the stuff that I just put on a shelf somewhere out of loyalty—I’ve been defending somebody for so long, and I’m now I’m like, ‘Yo, you are a special kind of fucked up,’ and that special breed, they’re about to learn all about it.”
The former White House staffer, who was ousted in December after an 11-month stint full of colorful, chaotic events, has not held back on the details. Earlier in the season, as The Washington Post recaps, Omarosa filled in a fellow houseguest, TV personality Ross Mathews, on her White House experience, saying she was “haunted” by President Trump’s tweets “every single day.”
Well aware of the publicity boost her White House tenure had given her, Omarosa seemed to focus much of her time on the show on the horrors of Trumpworld; she said when she left it was if she were “freed off of a plantation.” She’s now been set free in another way; in the season finale on Sunday, she was voted off the show in a unanimous vote. Her closing argument had tinges of a campaign stump speech:
“We are facing a pivotal moment in this country, but we cannot allow hatred, division, and bigotry to tear us down. We are one nation under God, and with the power of the vote, the ballot, and bringing our diversity to allow us to unite, we can change this country to be together, united under God.”
So if she doesn’t have a political run up her sleeve, at least stay tuned for the Omarosa version of Fire and Fury, coming to bookstores . . . at some point. Probably.
Source: Vanity Fair