Omarosa Manigault may be the assistant to the president and communications director for the Office of Public Liaison, but according to The Daily Beast, the only friend she has in the White House is the president himself.
A Republican official close to the White House was quoted as saying that Manigault is widely “despised” among West Wing staff, saying, “She doesn’t have any friends in high places—except the one place [where] it matters.”
White House sources lamented that President Trump trusts very few people outside of his own family, and on that short list is Manigault, who had an infamous stint on The Apprentice and claims personal friendship with the president.
The Daily Beast reported that the president often speaks to Manigault over the phone, even in the middle of the night. The report also stated that she is known to frequently derail meetings with irrelevant and sometimes even counterproductive comments. This despite White House chief of staff John Kelly working to try to push back her access to and influence over the president.
What’s more, although sources complain that Manigault has no work ethic and does not do much in the White House, she earns $179,700 annually, which is the top rate for White House employees.