Omarosa debates Keshia Knight Pulliam about Trump and Cosby
Celebrity Big Brother’s second episode turned political when Keshia Knight Pulliam and Omarosa Manigault butted heads.
Pulliam wanted to know how Omarosa could stand by Donald Trump, asking, “Do you feel like you were able to understand how people from the outside looking in just saw the hate that that campaign kind of incited and that you supported it?”
“When you’re in the middle of the hurricane, it’s hard to see the destruction on the outer bands,” Omarosa replied, according to Us Magazine.
Then, Omarosa decided to turn things on Pulliam by pointing to her own record and her support of her TV dad, Bill Cosby, amid dozens of accusations of sexual assault.
“Since you’re asking me, you stood strong by somebody who you have known and have been loyal to and have known for a long time and who has supported you, and people judged you for that,” Omarosa said.
She then compared her experience to Pulliam, saying, “But only you know the inner workings of your relationship with Mr. Cosby. That’s the same thing with me and Mr. Trump.”
“It’s comparing apples to oranges,” Pulliam argued. “It’s a different situation because this man [Trump] is running the country and being the voice of a whole country of people.”
But Omarosa argued that Cosby’s “impact on the black community was just as significant.”
“People look up to the Cosbys. That’s the same thing. I will stand firm by that 100 percent,” Omarosa insisted.
‘Not my circus’
In that same episode, Omarosa and Ross Mathews sat down for what turned into an emotional chat on the show in which she admitted that the White House was a mess.
In particular, she said she was “haunted by tweets everyday.”
“Like what is he going to tweet next?” she recalled.
Later, Omarosa compared the White House to a circus, saying, “It’s not my circus, it’s not my monkeys. I like to say it’s not my problem but I can’t say that because it’s bad.”
That’s when Mathews asked if the country should be worried, and Omarosa nodded ‘yes’.
“It’s not going to be OK. It’s not,” she told him.