Finally, when pressed on her Celebrity Big Brother remarks comparing leaving the White House to "being freed from a plantation", Manigault gave more detail as to what she meant."The White House that I worked in, that Trump administration, it was troubling and it was very hard". Omarosa, as she is mononymously known, admitted that Trump's presidency often caused her to be "very, very concerned" and denied that she was sacked from her role as communications director for the Office of Public Liaison and escorted out of the White House.
"I was a bit emotional, because what's happening with Haitians, El Salvador, what's happening with a lot of the immigrants who are being put out of this country without being given consideration that this nation is a nation of immigrants", she said.
Colbert continued to press Manigault, who previously served as director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaisons, asking her straight up, "Is everything going to be okay under Donald Trump?".
Omarosa's response? "We'll have to wait and see". "Nobody knows what I went through. And so the fans of the show I knew would appreciate that I knew all the inner workings and I was being true to the essence and spirit of 'Big Brother, '" she said.More news: Kylie Jenner coos over Stormi's 'cute toes'
On The Late Show, Colbert also asked why Manigault had said on Celebrity Big Brother that she was "haunted" by Trump's tweets, inquiring specifically what it was about the tweets that haunted her. "So it was actually a great reprieve", she added.
"Look, Donald Trump was my friend for 15 years", Omarosa said.
"He announced major policy issues on Twitter", she told Colbert. 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". "The transgender ban, for instance, was announced on Twitter". Omarosa called all actions "awful", "unacceptable" or "unequivocally very bad". "That's not a place you want to find out at 5:00 in the morning about something that would impact so many people's lives".
"If my best friend was president, I would feel better", Colbert quipped in response.
"If my best friend was president tomorrow I'd feel better", Colbert replied flatly to applause. "But I don't really want to go into it", Omarosa responded. "That's where that oppression comes from and that's what that analogy meant, Stephen".