Omarosa Pivots Back to Reality TV After Removal From White House

Omarosa Manigault — a star from NBC’s Apprentice who became a White House advisor — is pivoting back to the reality TV business following her reality TV-esque exit from the Trump administration.

With a new season of the CBS reality show Celebrity Big Brother in the works, Omarosa — who goes only by her first name — will join the series, as was shown in a short teaser that aired during the Grammys.

She left the administration after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called for firing. Omarosa was not too keen on the exit though, as she protested her removal by attempting to talk to Trump about the issue and — according to a disputed report — even had to be physically removed from the premises.

Omarosa had a reputation as one of Trump’s notable black supporters — an identity she had to bear through the president’s many racial controversies. In one bizarre, wide-spread statement, she defended Trump’s controversial response to the white supremacist Charlottesville rally by saying he is “racial” but not “racist.”

“Donald Trump is racial, but he is not a racist,” she said in November 2017. “I regret that we haven’t reached the level of diversity in this administration that I strove to see.”

Other celebrities slated to be a part of the upcoming season of Celebrity Big Brother include the Bill Cosby Show actor Keshia Knight Pulliam, Miss Universe contestant Ariadna Gutierrez, and UFC fighter Chuck Liddell.

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