Trump's ex-aide claims Melania can sometimes be 'repulsed by him' and says marriage would 'make your head spin'
AN ex-Trump aide claimed Melania can sometimes be "repulsed" by the president and says what she has seen would "make your head spin".
Omarosa Manigault Newman, 46, who met Trump on the Apprentice 17 years ago and was subsequently fired from her White House position, said the Trumps have a "strange" marriage.
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Newman, the former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison, spoke about her explosive book "Unhinged" on the UK talk show Lorraine.
"It's a very strange marriage," said Newman, via video link. "I'm very cautious to comment on the dynamics of a marriage because you never know what goes on behind closed doors.
"But I have known this couple since they were dating, they got married a year after The Apprentice aired.
"What I have observed in the last 17 years would make your head spin. Sometimes they like each other but sometimes she is repulsed by him."
Newman recorded Trump firing her back in 2017 and the president subsequently slammed her as “a loser & nothing but problems," who is “vicious, but not smart" in a series of stinging tweets.
White House staff are banned from bringing electronic devices into the Situation Room, where Newman was sacked.
"Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time," Trump wrote back in August 2018.
"She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her."
This week, the ousted aide claimed Melania, 50, "smacked" away Trump's hand after the final presidential debate last week.
She appeared to refuse the same gesture from him back in August when they arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC after spending the weekend in New Jersey.
In March 2018, Trump, 74, was seen repeatedly trying to grab Melania's hand after landing in Charlotte on Air Force One.
During Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the White House, Melania was filmed avoiding the president's hand-holding attempts.
Touching down in Tel Aviv a year earlier, Melania was recorded avoiding holding Trump's hand at Ben Gurion Airport.
Meanwhile, Newman said getting her tell-all memoir published was a "crazy journey" because she claimed Potus tried to block it.
"I wanted to take people on a journey and let them see what Donald Trump is like behind the curtain," she told Lorraine Kelly.
"Unfortunately if you speak out and speak truth to power, he will try to have an injunction. So his team of lawyers tried to stop it being published."
Newman also worked at the office of Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration.
Newman leveled several other claims against Trump and insisted she took the job with him to serve the USA.
"Any time you have an opportunity to serve your country, you have to do that," she said.
"He is off, he is a little crazy, but there has to be an adult in the room to help guide this country.
"This is the second administration I’d worked for, so when I was asked to serve my country again I didn’t take it lightly."
She also claimed Trump "squandered" the opportunity to bring the United States together.
"There is so much negativity in the country, I cannot wait to see new leadership and someone who will take our country forward," Newman remarked with just a week until the US presidential election.
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