Omarosa dishes the dirt on Trump’s circle – and few are spared


It has all the ingredients of a great novel; power, sex, race, and money. Light on policy, and heavy on the personal, Omarosa Manigault Newman’s Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House is a prime candidate for this summer’s best in beach reading.

Yes, this is the very same former contestant on The Apprentice who once bragged to PBS Frontline in 2016 that “every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump”. Now, as the woman who became the most prominent African American in the Trump White House before she was abruptly dismissed last December, she dishes the dirt, and few are spared.

Manigault Newman recalls her days on The Apprentice when Donald Trump, Don Jr, and the model Carol Alt were seated around the table. According to Manigault Newman, Trump turned to his son, and said: “You’ve got to get ass like that. You got to get some ass like that.” At the time, Vanessa, Don Jr’s soon-to-be ex-wife, was pregnant.

And yes, according to Manigault Newman, there is now a tanning bed in the White House. Unhinged also posits that Trump may have received personal counseling from the Rev Paula White, the pastor of the New Destiny Church, a non-denominational megachurch in Apoka, Florida. According to Manigault Newman, White had blocked her from her job of choice at the White House, head of the Office of Public Liaison.(theguardian)…[+]