Omarosa Releases New Book About Trump’s Mental Wellness & Donald Is Freaking


The metaphorical revolving door at the front of the Trump White House is coming back to haunt the president. Last year, Omarosa Manigault-Newman left a communications position at the White House in a storm of controversy, with competing accounts of her time in the White House and her exit. Now, she has a new book ready to share with the world in which she lays out her own contentious take on the Trump administration.

In the book — called Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House and out August 14 — Omarosa, as she’s often known, writes that she felt there was clear evidence of the president’s “mental decline” while she was on the inside.

Speaking of a presidential sit down with NBC’s Lester Holt in 2017, she explained:

‘While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald’s brain. His mental decline could not be denied.’

In that interview, Trump tore his administration’s then-young defense for firing FBI Director James Comey to shreds. Ahead of that interview, the White House claimed that Trump fired Comey because of a recommendation to do so from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein thanks to the director’s alleged mishandling of the Clinton email investigation. Comey attracted controversy for circumventing precedent both in declaring Clinton innocent in mid-2016 and in publicly revealing the email probe to be re-opened shortly before the election. Clinton herself has blamed that latter action in part for her loss.

While speaking to Holt, Trump said that he was planning on firing Comey no matter what anyone else recommended because of the weight of the Russia investigation, which he led at the time. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has since taken that over, and the president’s own former campaign manager Paul Manafort is currently on trial in Virginia and facing a second trial later this year in Washington, D.C.

In other words, any Trump efforts to stop the Russia investigation have certainly failed.

Omarosa thinks that the president’s persistence with his own “gibberish” evidences a declining mental state, which is a serious accusation to make about the health of a man who controls the United States nuclear arsenal.

Continuing on about the interview with Holt, she said:

‘Many didn’t notice it as keenly as I did because I knew him way back when. They thought Trump was being Trump, off the cuff. But I knew something wasn’t right… Donald rambled. He spoke gibberish. He contradicted himself from one sentence to the next.’

She explained that then-White House communications director Hope Hicks had gone over the talking point that he’d fired Comey because of a recommendation “a dozen times.” Even still, Trump did not hesitate to offer his alternative reasoning for the dismissal.

Trump has behaved in that manner time and time again outside of the confines of that interview. He routinely veers wildly “off script” and attracts, at times, wide criticism of the sort that followed his recent denial of evidence of Russian interference in U.S. elections while in Finland. In the face of past accusations of a questionable mental state from author Michael Wolff, Trump asserted himself a “stable genius” — but we all see what he does.

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