Omarosa defends herself from accusation of littering the White House with shoes
Omarosa Manigault is stomping back in a battle with a former White House communications director over … shoes.
The communications chief for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison sought to defend herself from a claim by Mike Dubke that she accumulated a “collection” of shoes that were dispersed “all over the White House.”
Asked his opinion of Manigault in an interview with Washingtonian magazine published Thursday, Dubke, the ex-White House communications director, replied after a long pause, “I think she’s got a lot of shoes.”
“We had this desk in Upper Press that was a temporary desk for somebody who didn’t work in the West Wing. But she’d come over for meetings and other things. And her shoes were always there, different pairs,” Dubke explained.
Saying the shoe-filled situation was a safety hazard, the footwear had to be “kicked under the table,” according to Dubke.
“I’m not sure that I ever witnessed the changing of the shoes,” he told the magazine, “just that the shoes that were left there were Omarosa’s shoes.”
But Manigault laced up for a feud with Dubke on Friday, tweeting:
— OMAROSA (@OMAROSA) November 10, 2017
The 43-year-old former “Apprentice” star shared an image of herself sporting an orthopedic boot, after reportedly injuring her foot in February.
Dubke, 47, served as President Trump’s communications director for roughly four months before resigning in May.
Manigault’s shoe-related dust-up with Dubke comes on the heels of another report earlier this week in which sources claimed she brought members of her bridal party to the White House for a photo shoot.
Sources told Politico that the incident sent White House staff into a panic and was indicative of larger problems within Manigault’s department.