"He doesn’t have the tact for the presidency," says the former "Apprentice" contestant and White House aide.
Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared to be taking Twitter insults from the President of the United States in stride on Monday morning when she hopped on MSNBC to promote her new book, "Unhinged."
After she wrapped up that awkward "Today" show interview with Savannah Guthrie, she shot over to NBC's cable news network to spill more dirt on Donald Trump. In the process, she calmly responded to her former boss calling her "wacky Omarosa" in a series of tweets tearing into her character immediately after she accused him of being a puppet and "dangerous for this nation."
"I think it’s sad that with all of the things that's going on in the country that he would take time out to insult me and to insult my intelligence," she told MSNBC anchors Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle. "This is his pattern with African-Americans. He doesn’t know how to control himself. He has no impulse control, he doesn’t have the tact for the presidency."
"It's actually really sad to watch him become unhinged," she added. "No pun intended."
When pressed on why she decided to work in the Trump White House if she knew he was becoming "unhinged," she explained that he changed since their relationship began while he was hosting NBC reality hit "The Apprentice."
"You know, in 2003 Donald Trump was sharp. He was somebody that I aspired to be like," she said. "I patterned myself after him when I went on 'The Apprentice' to try to win the opportunity to run one of his companies but the president, he’s different than the person I met back in 2003. He has some serious mental impairment."
The White House released a statement slamming Omarosa's book last week, but Trump has been personally tearing into her all morning.
"Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on 'the Apprentice,' now got fired for the last time," Trump tweeted. "She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely see her but heard really bad things."
"Nasty to people and would constantly miss meetings and work," the president continued. "When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser and nothing but problems. I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me -- until she got fired!"
In another tweeted he added, "While I know it’s 'not presidential' to take on a lowlife like Omarosa, and while I would rather not be doing so, this is a modern day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible. Sorry!"
Two hours later, Trump tweeted this:
Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
In her MSNBC interview, Omarosa said she has been expecting retaliation from the White House for writing about her experience working on the inside. And she also promised she has more audio recordings and is considering releasing them.
"I’m going to watch to see. They’ve been threatening legal action, they’re trying to figure out how to stop me, they’re trying to penalize me because I would not accept the $15,000 a month deal that they offered me for the fake job on the Trump campaign," she said. "I’m expecting that they’re going to retaliate. And so I’m just going to stand back and wait."