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Is Omarosa a hero or a villain?

Omarosa Manigault Newman, former "Apprentice" contestant and erstwhile Trump senior aide, now says she believes the president is mentally unwell, racist and unfit to hold office. These claims come as Manigault Newman is doing press for a new memoir about her time in the White House. Manigualt Newman has also shared tapes of a secretly recorded meeting with chief of staff John Kelly—and also claims to have tapes of conversations with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. She claims she is doing a service to the country, but critics say the reality TV star is merely trying to sell books. What do you think?

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In an interview with Savannah Guthrie on "Today," Manigault Newman claims she is "blowing the whistle" on wrongdoing and corruption inside the White House. 

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In an essay for the New Yorker, writer Jelani Cobb says he believes Manigault Newman's journey to publicly acknowledging Donald Trump's racist views and unjust policies is more for her own good than the good of the country.

Manigault frames her tenure in the White House as a period of gradual awakening to Trump’s bigoted outlook. Even after leaving the Administration, she offered the nonsensical hedge that Trump is “racial” but not racist—a position that is roughly equivalent to being human but not Homo sapiens....
Manigault, who was a serial contestant on “The Apprentice,” had known Trump for years before he became President. Her realization about Trump’s outlook appears to have emerged at some point during her book deal. That’s not a gradual awakening, it’s a glacial, self-interested one. Despite abundant evidence, serial outrages, and Trump’s own words, the news media have tended to frame Trump’s racism as more of a question than a statement—a tendency that survived Charlottesville. There’s potential profit, or at the least publicity, in offering first-person confirmation that Trump is, indeed, what reasonable observers and the half of the American public already consider him to be: a racist. 
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to Manigault Newman's claims, per a statement to Variety:

“Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations,” she said. “It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the President during her time in the administration.” On Saturday, Trump called Manigault Newman a “lowlife.”
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Some, like Democratic strategist Peter Daou, have asked why the public is so quick to dismiss Omarosa's accounts of the Trump administration.

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Overall, the public seems to be torn on whether Manigault Newman should be lauded or shunned for her recent actions. Touré, a writer and talk show host, expressed dismay at the timing of Manigault Newman's revelations.

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