Omarosa: There is a 'silent army' working against Trump in the White House

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanEx-White House aide Cliff Sims sues Trump NYT: White House says Trump's tan is the result of ‘good genes’ Former White House aide says he's not worried about lawsuit over tell-all book MORE said on Friday that a recent New York Times op-ed penned by an anonymous senior administration official was correct in saying that there is a "silent army" in the White House working against President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE.

“It’s true. There is a silent army," Manigault Newman told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising."

The Times on Wednesday published an op-ed with the headline: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.

The unnamed author wrote that while officials within the White House “want the administration to succeed," they have had to work against parts of the president's agenda, as well as his "misguided impulses."

The piece immediately sparked speculation about the identity of the author. Trump and other White House officials have slammed the Times for taking the unorthodox step of publishing an anonymous op-ed.

The president on Wednesday called for the publication to reveal the author's name, citing national security concerns.

"I’m so glad this op-ed came out now," Manigault Newman said. “I guess the author wanted people to feel a little comforted by it, but it’s caused all kinds of drama and anxiety.”

Manigault Newman wrote in her recently released memoir, "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," that there was an "army" in the administration opposed to Trump.

"Rest assured that there is an army of people who oppose him and his policies. They are working silently and tirelessly to make sure that he does not cause harm to the republic," she wrote. "Many in this silent army are in his party, his administration, and even in his own family." 

— Julia Manchester