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Omarosa says Trump’s most ‘egregious’ tweets forced White House aides to scrap hours of work ‘and we would have to go with his stuff’

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Former
White House director of communications for the Office of Public
Liaison Omarosa Manigault, right, walks past President Donald
Trump during a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the
White House in Washington.

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Martinez Monsivais/AP


  • Omarosa Manigault Newman said President Donald Trump’s
    prolific use of Twitter sometimes forced aides to scrap plans
    they spent “all night” working on.
  • Omarosa said other aides would caution Trump to “tweet
    responsibly.”
  • Trump would “look at you like, ‘I can’t believe you of
    all people don’t understand why I tweet,'” Omarosa
    said.

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the firebrand communications director
of the White House’s public liaison office who was fired in
December, said President Donald Trump’s prolific use of Twitter
sometimes forced aides to scrap their meticulously-crafted plans,
according to a Wall Street Journal report published on Monday.

“He would on occasion tweet something so egregious we would
completely have to scratch that messaging we’d done all night
before and we would have go with his stuff,” Omarosa said to The
Journal.

Omarosa said other aides would caution Trump to “tweet
responsibly.”

Trump would “look at you like, ‘I can’t believe you of all people
don’t understand why I tweet,'” Omarosa added.

But what Trump sees as a platform to speak directly with the
public, some White House officials viewed as a liability. Trump
has previously wrestled with aides over his phone use, which
extend beyond his frequent musings on Twitter, according to news
reports.

In the past, aides were reportedly unaware that Trump gave out
his personal cell phone number to foreign leaders and made
official calls without informing them.

“We had no idea what happened,” a senior US official recounting
an incident in which Trump made an abrupt phone call to Canadian
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, said to The Washington Post.

Omarosa, who released her tell-all book
“Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the White House,”
last
week, made startling accusations against her former boss in
several interviews. During a media blitz prior to her book’s
release, Omarosa claimed she heard Trump say the N-word “multiple
times” in reference to a black contestant on NBC’s “The
Apprentice.”

Omarosa’s allegations signal a dramatic departure from what was
previously believed to be an unflinching loyalty to Trump. She
said that she released her book, along with several unflattering
recordings with White House officials, to expose Trump for the “misogynist, the bigot,
and the racist that he is.”

The White House flatly denied Omarosa’s claims. Trump’s
presidential campaign filed arbitration proceedings in light of
her book, claiming she breached a nondisclosure agreement for her
role in the White House and on the campaign.

However, Omarosa stood her ground, saying she “will not be
silenced” by Trump.

“I will not be intimidated,” Omarosa told The Associated Press.
“I’m not going to be bullied by Donald Trump.”

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