Donald Trump’s White House often seems more like a horrific reality TV show than a functioning branch of the U.S. government, and having a rotating cast of characters only underscores the madness. One of the the early members of Trump’s transition team, Omarosa Manigault, continues to play the role of scorned ex-White House employee like she’s trying to win an Emmy.
The former Apprentice contestant is spilling even more tea on the Donald in her new memoir Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, which hits shelves on Aug. 14. In an excerpt of the book obtained by the Daily Mail, Omarosa hones in on Trump’s mental acuity, something often put into question thanks to his incongruous tweets and rambling press appearances.
“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, referencing Trump’s interview with NBC’s Lester Holt in May 2017 over James Comey’s firing. “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.”
She continues to explain that former press aide Hope Hicks prepped Trump “a dozen times” before the interview, but he still proceeded to ramble and speak “gibberish.” “He contradicted himself from one sentence to the next,” she writes.
None of this is particularly shocking, as we’ve all watched or read Trump’s horrible interviews, but it does offer a glimpse into how unrelentless we can expect Omarosa to be in her forthcoming book.