White House hits back at Omarosa

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Reality star turned former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman opened up to her "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition" co-star Ross Matthews about life in the White House and it was not pretty.

Her confrontational personality made her a controversial figure in the Trump administration as she vehemently defended the president against criticism.

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah implied that it can during a news conference Thursday.

She reportedly had a tense relationship with White House chief of staff John Kelly; both Kelly and former chief of staff Reince Priebus wanted to let her go, a former White House official told CNN. She says she wanted to stop him, but "all the people around him attacked me", blocking her access. "Whenever I was accepting a political appointment, it was always about the country".

Manigault Newman said that during her time working in the White House she was "haunted" by Trump's tweets and was constantly stressed about what the president might say next on Twitter. "Like, what is he going to tweet next?" she said.

Her departure came shortly after it was revealed that she held her bridal shower in the White House.

She was serving as assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.

"I'm not there. It's not my, it's not my circus, not my monkeys".

"And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear", she said. However, she says, she was pushed out of his inner circle.

When Matthews asked if people should be anxious, Manigault Newman nodded her head.

And... from the outside, can I tell you as a voter, a citizen, I never got it. White House...with him. From the moment Julie Chen announced Celebrity Big Brother during last season's finale, I think every fan had the same collective thought: This could either be so bad it's good or just plain bad.

"Big Brother: Celebrity Edition" airs tonight at 8pm on CBS2 and the three-night premiere event continues with a two-hour live eviction show on Friday at 8pm.

"Not quite sure how [rooming with Omarosa is] gonna go, bit I'm so excited to be here", Elizabeth said.