"Omarosa was sacked three times on the "Apprentice" and this was the fourth time we let her go", Shah said.
Back at her reality roots on "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition", the 44-year-old was quick to wax poetic when asked about being Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
Shah also downplayed her comments.
"I need you to say no, it's going to be okay", Mathews said.
Manigault Newman continued, "It's not my circus".
"Omarosa was sacked three times on the apprentice and this was the fourth time we let her go", said Raj Shah, a White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President.
Manigault Newman disputed those reports during an appearance on Good Morning America just a day later, arguing that she resigned her post and wasn't fired. "The one thing I learned from politics is you have to watch your back, and sometimes you have to watch your front, too".
"No, it's gonna not be OK", she said.
The White House has since taken their own shots at the former staffer.
"She had limited contact with the president while here". That has affected my community and my people.
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