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Omarosa: Trump’s tweets ‘not a place you want to find out at 5 in the morning about something’

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman said late Wednesday that watching President Trump lead the country has concerned her, particularly his use of Twitter to announce policy.

“He announced major policy issues on Twitter. The transgender ban [for the military], for instance, was announced on Twitter,” Manigault-Newman said on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

“That’s not a place you want to find out, at 5 [o’clock] in the morning, about something that would impact so many people’s lives,” she added.

{mosads}Manigault-Newman, who was fired in December, was making her first public appearance since she participated in CBS’s “Celebrity Big Brother.” During her time on the show, the former White House staffer said she wouldn’t vote for Trump again “in a million years,” and that leaving his administration felt “like I just got freed off a plantation.”

In a conversation with fellow “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant Ross Matthews, Manigault-Newman said she was “haunted” by Trump’s tweets, and worried that “It’s going to not be OK.”

She told Colbert her comments were in reference to a broader discussion about immigration.

“I don’t want 15 seconds on a reality show to encapsulate such a serious topic,” she said. 

After a clip of her “Late Show” interview aired, Matthews disputed Manigault-Newman’s claim. He said the conversation was about Trump, and suggested CBS could release the full footage.

Asked by Colbert if everything will be OK under Trump, Manigault-Newman said, “We’ll have to wait and see.”

“Donald Trump was my friend for 15 years,” she said. “Watching him in this position has caused me to be excited sometimes and sometimes be very, very concerned.”

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