Awkward moment Omarosa rudely scolds ‘Today’ show’s Savannah Guthrie, abruptly ends interview

Omarosa Manigault Newman does not seem to be helping her image or her book sales with her string of television appearances.

Her latest interview on “Today” Monday was as heated as it was awkward as the former aide to President Donald Trump spoke with Savannah Guthrie.

The two wrangled over questions with the former “Apprentice” star, who was promoting her new book, “Unhinged,” at one point announcing that the interview had run too long and she needed to leave.

“You know that — you know that we have an interview right after this?” the former White House staffer interrupted Guthrie as she attempted to continue the interview. “And I know you want to go with more time but I will answer your last question and you see that the time —”

“Yeah, what time do you need to go?” Guthrie asked.

“You know that it’s a seven minute interview, now we’re at ten. So —” Manigault Newman replied. “You know I have an interview right after this with someone else.”

Earlier in the interview, Manigault Newman had asked Guthrie to slow down with her questions, declaring she had “all the time you need” to answer them.

“Do you think the president lies often?” Guthrie asked to which Manigault Newman replied, “Oh absolutely, in fact —”

“How long have you known that?” the “Today” host asked.

“There was a report that said that he lied almost 4,000 lies in the last — ” the former White House aide began before Guthrie interjected, “Have you known that he is a liar as you say?”

“Savannah, slow down. I’m gonna answer your question. Don’t worry, I’m here. I’ve got all the time you need. You don’t have to ask 10 questions in one second. It’s okay,” Manigault Newman finally said.

Manigault Newman told Guthrie she wasn’t worried about the legality of her taping conversations she allegedly had with the president, releasing  the secret recordings through the show on Monday.

Trump slammed the 44-year-old former staffer who was fired from the White House in December, saying that he hired “Wacky Omarosa” because she “”begged” him for a job.

“She was vicious, but not smart,” the president said in his tweet.

The rest of the “Today” interview with Guthrie continued in much the same way, with the host and guest speaking over each other several times and Manigault Newman informing Guthrie a few times that she was not finished speaking.

Her media interviews haven’t seemed to help her sell more books, however, as CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted.


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