I do not always agree with Piers Morgan on political issues, but there is one thing he’s 100% right about. President Trump should have never let Omarosa Manigault-Newman anywhere near the White House.
Piers Morgan is not as well-known in America as he is in the UK, so when I saw The Apprentice several years ago as an American immigrant to the UK, I did not have preconceived notions of either Piers or Omarosa. Needless to say, I was appalled at the vicious behavior Omarosa showed to Piers, who recently wrote about his experience with her in the Daily Mail. Though Morgan’s words are harsh due to his personal dislike for Omarosa, he is not exaggerating her bad behavior.
An example of Omarosa from The Apprentice
Morgan describes Omarosa as “a vicious, duplicitous, lying, conniving, backstabbing piece of work” and asks “what the hell was she doing inside the world’s most powerful building for 12 months?”
Good question. I asked the same thing in a political discussion earlier this week. While I agree with President Trump on most things – what was he thinking when he let Omarosa into the White House?
Piers Morgan Describes His Omarosa Experience
Omarosa sidled up to me at the New York Mercantile Exchange and said, quite seriously: ‘Piers, do you want a showmance?’ ‘A what?’ I replied. ‘A showmance. You know, a romance on the show – we get it on together. Happens all the time on Apprentice. Everyone has sex together. Then we can make lots of money out of it.’ I stared at her grasping, ferociously ambitious little eyes, and laughed: ‘You must be joking, you deluded woman.’ She didn’t take it well. ‘What are you? Gay?’
From that moment, she turned on me like a viper.
I can honestly say I’ve never been spoken to in my life like the disgusting, foul-mouthed, homophobic way Omarosa spat at me throughout the weeks of filming.
Because I’d rejected her revolting sex plot, she decided the best line of attack was to repeatedly question my sexuality in the most crude and offensive manner imaginable.
At the time, I was separated from my ex wife, and mother of three of my four children – a fact Omarosa seized on with glee.
‘The mother of your children hates you Piers,’ she giggled on camera one morning, ‘and your children f**king hate you, they’re embarrassed by you. Is there another man raising your children?’
(None of these things was true)
On another occasion, in front of boxing champion Lennox Lewis, she said: ‘Hey Piers, I hear you got caught sucking a gay waiter’s c*ck in a hotel pool?’
This was a lie. I’m not gay and she hadn’t heard that about me. She’d just made it up to smear me and to provoke me into a confrontation.
Eventually, Omarosa took her bigotry to the boardroom, telling Donald Trump accusingly: ‘I think Piers is in the closet.’
Morgan said he was “aghast” when Omarosa joined Trump’s campaign team as director of African-American outreach.
“I haven’t met an African-American in the whole country who would ever like to be ‘reached out’ to by Omarosa,” Morgan said, then pointed out that she’s been “singing like a bitchy canary” about Trump, VP Pence and others on Celebrity Big Brother.
“Yet he took this serial loser, and horrible human being, into the heart of the White House to spread her poison,” Morgan said. “In its way, that’s just as big a scandal as Rob Porter, yet nobody seems to care.”
To President Trump’s credit, he did eventually get rid of Omarosa. Reportedly, she wasn’t just fired, but had to be forcibly removed. The New York Post said in December that Omarosa “had to be dragged kicking and screaming from the White House” after she refused to believe Donald Trump had fired her.
Like Piers Morgan, however, I wonder why the President ever let her be there in the first place.