Omarosa Manigault has revealed that aligning herself with President-elect Trump has led to the loss of some of her closest friends ― and she doesn’t seem to get why.
In an interview on ABC’s “20/20” which aired Nov. 11, Omarosa revealed that many people stopped talking to her because of her support of Trump’s presidential bid.
“One of my bridesmaids, a woman who was going to be in my wedding in the spring, [stopped talking to me],” she says in a clip from the interview, above.
“I will never forget the people who turned their backs on me when all I was trying to do was help the black community. It’s been so incredibly hard.”
It’s hard to see how supporting Trump will help the black community, as he has a pretty bad track record when it comes to black people, to say the least.
Omarosa was named director of African-American outreach during Trump’s campaign, and is speculated to be named for a position in his coming administration. Despite Trump’s derogatory and inflammatory comments about immigrants, Mexicans, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement during his campaign, among others, she has been one of his most vocal defenders.
In an interview with PBS in September she declared:
“Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who’s ever disagreed, whoever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”