Omarosa's Revenge

Omarosa Manigault-Newman is about to rip the lid off what she deems the deteriorating mental condition of President Trump in her bombshell new book.

In an exclusive excerpt obtained by, Omarosa, 44, who first met Trump when she appeared on The Apprentice and later became an assistant to the president, tells of the dread she felt while watching Trump's interview with Lester Holt last May.

'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,' she writes in Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House.

'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. 

Omarosa was beside herself when the president contradicted the White House party line that  FBI head James Comey was fired based on the recommendation by the Department of Justice.

'For the Lester Holt interview, I watched it on a small TV in the upper press room (the lower press room was built on top of the old swimming pool and turned into the briefing room) by the press secretary's office,' she writes.

'Throughout this erratic and contradictory interview, I kept thinking, 'Oh no! Oh no! This is bad!

'Donald rambled. He spoke gibberish. He contradicted himself from one sentence to the next. 

'Hope [Hicks, then communications director] had gone over the briefing with him a dozen times hitting the key point that he had fired Comey based on the recommendation by the DOJ which the vice president and other surrogates had been reinforcing for days.'

But when questioned by Holt, the president contradicted previous reports about how the senior law-enforcement officer was dispatched from his office. 

In the interview Trump called Comey a 'showboat' and revealed he asked Comey whether he was under investigation for alleged ties to Russia.

Trump also told Holt that he asked Comey whether he was under investigation. He said that he spoke to Comey once over dinner and twice by phone.

'I said, 'If it is possible, would you let me know [if] I am under investigation'? He said, 'You are not under investigation.''

The White House had previously claimed that a Justice Department recommendation had spurred the President to oust the FBI chief. Reports in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, described the President's claim that Comey told him he was not under investigation as being false. 

Trump also said that he had been planning to fire Comey, apparently contradicting initial reports from the White House that it was a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that spurred Comey's ouster.    

The White House did not respond to a request for comment by

Omarosa is the latest former Trump aide to land a book deal, revealed on  and it promises to be the juiciest yet.

The former assistant to the president signed a seven-figure deal with Gallery Books - a division of Simon & Schuster - seven months after her dramatic departure from the White House.  

According to the publisher, 'Their relationship has spanned fifteen years—through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. 

'But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.'

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