WASHINGTON - One of the most controversial contestants to ever battle Donald Trump in the board room joined us Monday. Omarosa, the former Apprentice contestant that everyone loves to hate, stopped by The Loft to talk about her reality show persona and what she thinks about 'The Donald's' presidential run.
"It's really interesting when you wake up and one of your friends is running for president. You know, and that’s kind of what happened, Donald decided to run for president and all of our lives have been affected by it," she said. "Everybody wants to us respond to a position he takes or a policy stance, and he's just our friend."
Because they are friends, she says she is able to touch base with him regarding issues that are important to her, including the Black Lives Matter movement, a movement which Trump blasted in an interview earlier this month.
"I wanted him to know there was a difference between some of the footage that he saw with splinter groups of extreme Black Lives Matter - and there is some real, quality work that is coming out of that movement and that was very important for me to talk about that."
So does the former Apprentice contestant think her former mentor will win? "I don’t know. I think the Republican voters are liking him!" she said.
One thing is for sure, she thinks Trump is in it to win it and says if he wasn’t he wouldn’t have taken things this far. "He's very competitive," she said. "I don't think he would enter the race. This is a serious position. He would become the leader of the free world."
Nowadays, you can find Omarosa in the classroom teaching branding and marketing classes at Howard University. But if the right opportunity opened up to get back into the reality game, she wouldn’t be opposed.
She doesn’t think she’ll shake her reality villain persona anytime soon, even though she is an ordained Baptist minister - not kidding!. But rather than run from a reputation that precedes her, she uses it to her advantage.
"I am really, really tough in the board room. I love to negotiate. I love to win! I don't think women should have to apologize for being tough in business and for being assertive. I think there's a double standard and that's what I’ve had to deal with for the last 10 years!"
Check out Omarosa online: http://www.omarosa.com/