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'You Come Across as a Backstabbing Weasel': Omarosa Spars with Trump-Loving Radio Host in Fiery Interview

September 6, 2018 in Blogs

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

The former White House aide's recently released book was highly critical of the president.

Omarosa Manigault Newman’s September 6 radio appearance on “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” (which airs on New York City’s WABC-AM) turned into a heated argument when the former reality TV star expressed her disdain for President Donald Trump.

Newman rose to stardom in the 2000s as a contestant on “The Apprentice,” interacting with the show’s star, Donald Trump, extensively—and in 2017, she became part of his presidential administration. But Newman’s relationship with Trump has turned sour with the publication of her new book “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” and her assertion that Trump is a racist who has used the n-word often and would like to start a race war in the United States.

Appearing on “Bernie and Sid in the Morning”—hosted by Bernie McGuirk, an ardent Trump supporter, and Sid Rosenberg—Newman had few kind words for Trump. The interview started out on a friendly note but soon turned into a heated argument.

On “Bernie and Sid in the Morning”—where Trump has appeared as a guest—McGuirk has often voiced his support of the president. McGuirk has been critical of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, describing it as baseless.

On September 6, Newman and the hosts started out discussing an anonymous op-ed that was published in the New York Times on September 5 and was written by an official in the Trump Administration. And Newman speculated that the piece—which painted Trump’s presidency as being in a state of turmoil, disarray and chaos—was written by someone in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.

Newman told McGuirk and Rosenberg, “I would say I could narrow it down to Pence’s office. The writer, if you read the op-ed, is very specific about being a staffer. I believe, having served as an official for the president, I believe it’s a staffer. I don’t believe it is someone who is at the president or vice president’s level. But because of the choice of words, it is very similar to the speaking style and patterns of someone who would work …read more


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