Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault may be a favorite of Donald Trump, but the rest of the White House staff absolutely loathe her.
In fact, according to a recent Daily Beast report, Omarosa is “widely despised.”
“Colleagues regularly complain about Manigault’s behavior and work ethic,” the Daily Beast — citing multiple sources –points out. “She frequently derails internal meetings with irrelevant or counterproductive interjections and she’s earned a reputation for attempting to micromanage White House communications operations.”
Staffers even text about her during meetings while she’s in the room.
“White House officials say that during meetings that include Manigault, aides will often take out their smartphones and start messaging each other saying they wished she would stop talking or leave the room entirely,” the report also notes.
Recently, chief-of-staff John Kelly put Omarosa on a “no-fly” list to limit her access to important meetings and Trump.
However, Omarosa has managed to work around the rules and chat with Trump off-hours, even speaking to Trump via phone “in the middle of the night.”
Her ability to curry favor with Trump may have helped save her job so far, but White House officials say she does practically no real work all day and drives everyone else nuts.
In return, the former reality star earns $179,700 a year — the top of the pay scale for White House aides.