Celebrity Big Brother premiered on Wednesday night (it’s first U.S. season ever) and there was no shortage of drama. One of the contestants is Omarosé Onée Manigault-Newman — though she usually just goes by Omarosa — who is most known for her stint on The Apprentice and her eventual role as a White House staffer.
In the premiere, she called herself a “reality TV legend,” and revealed that she’s actually a Big Brother superfan. But it’s what came during the teaser for Thursday night’s episode that had everyone (well, the internet) talking.
The teaser gets interesting when fellow contestant and American television personality Ross Matthews tells her that he didn’t understand why she chose to work in the White House with President Trump.
Omarosa responded by saying she felt it was “a call to duty.”
“I felt like I was serving my country, not serving him… It was always about the country,” she continued, teary-eyed.
Then she talked about something a lot of people want to know more about — President Trump’s tweets. “I was haunted by tweets every single day,” Omarosa told Matthews. “Like, what is he going to tweet next?” Matthews responded, “Does anyone say to him, ‘What are you doing?!'”
Omarosa claimed she tried to be that person, but she was only attacked by the people around him. “It was like, ‘Keep her away from him. Don’t give her access. Don’t let her talk to him,'” Omarosa said.
Matthews asked her if anyone in the administration had the power to question what was going on, but Omarosa said she didn’t know. “I’m not there. It’s not my circus, not my monkeys. I’d like to say ‘not my problem,’ but I can’t say that because it’s bad,” she told Matthews.
If you thought that was concerning, just wait. She went on to describe the situation in the White House as “bad.”
Matthews then asked Omarosa if we should be worried. She nodded and said, “It’s not going to be OK.” WELP.
It’s hard to say whether Omarosa is being genuine or just putting on a show. After all, she did call herself a reality TV legend! There were tears though, so who’s to say. Regardless, Matthews’ questions are things that many people likely want answers to, especially from someone who once worked so closely alongside President Trump.
More details will be revealed in a new episode of Celebrity Big Brother which airs Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBS.