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Omarosa says she’ll speak out against Trump for duration of midterms

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman said Monday she will speak out against President Trump for the duration of the midterm cycle, painting herself to The Wall Street Journal as a member of the “resistance.”

“I’m going to continue to blow the whistle about the things I saw,” Manigault Newman said in an interview with the Journal amid the ongoing publicity tour for her new tell-all book.

“Hopefully we can save the essence of the presidency without the president doing way too much damage to it,” she added.


Manigault Newman, who rose to fame on “The Apprentice” and was fired from her White House job in December, has remained in the spotlight for more than the past week as she promotes her new memoir “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.”

The book recounts her time on the Trump campaign and in the administration, and alleges the president is a racist with declining mental capabilities.

Manigault Newman has revealed in recent days that she recorded chief of staff John Kelly during her firing in the Situation Room, and she taped Trump reacting to her dismissal with surprise.

She went on to release a recording of Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law and campaign adviser, offering her a campaign job for $15,000 a month upon her firing from the White House.

The Trump campaign last week filed for arbitration against Manigault Newman, claiming her book violates a 2016 nondisclosure agreement.

Manigault Newman told The Wall Street Journal that she will continue to speak out despite the lawsuit.

“I’m going to go toe-to-toe because I stand on the truth and I stand on what’s right,” she said.

As she continues to make media appearances, the president and the White House have sought to attack Manigault Newman’s credibility, noting that she previously said overwhelmingly positive things about Trump as a person and as a president.

In an interview immediately after her dismissal from the White House, Manigault Newman denied that Trump is a racist, saying she would never work for one.

Trump has ratcheted up the attacks on Twitter, calling Manigault Newman a “lowlife,” “wacky and deranged” and a “dog.”

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