People Magazine
February 08, 2018 12:00 pm
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After only a few days in the Celebrity Big Brother house, Omarosa Manigault Newman is already spilling secrets about her stint in Donald Trump’s White House … but is it all part of her strategy?

On Wednesday night’s premiere, houseguest Ross Matthews made it clear that Manigault Newman would be his no. 1 target. But she solidified an all-female alliance and is safe from the block — and in a sneak peek at Thursday’s episode, the two seem to bond in the backyard.

“As a voter, a citizen, I never got it, why you went to the White House with him,” says Matthews, a comedian an TV personality.

“Does anybody say to him, ‘What are you doing?’” Matthews asks.

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“Who has that power to say what’s going on?” Matthews asks.

“I don’t know. I’m not there. It’s not my circus, not my monkeys,” she says. “I’d like to say not my problem but I can’t say that because, it’s bad.”

“Should we be worried?” Matthews asks, begging her to tell him everything will “be okay” because it’s what we want to hear.

She nods: “No, it’s not gonna be okay.”

Manigault Newman, 44, appeared on The Apprentice with Trump before becoming his director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. One of the president’s most prominent black supporters, she announced her resignation in December.

Matthews, 38, seemed swayed by her confessions. But on Big Brother, you should always expect the unexpected — only time will tell if she’s truly won him over or is saying anything to play the game.

Big Brother airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, and the three-night premiere event continues with a two-hour live eviction show Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.