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Trump Reportedly Calls for Omarosa to Be Locked Up — This Could Get Ugly

President said he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have Manigault Newman arrested, according to one account

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President Donald Trump told advisers he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have Omarosa Manigault Newman arrested, according to reporting from Vanity Fair’s special correspondent Gabriel Sherman.

In his account, Sherman says Trump’s advisers and friends spoke with him about West Wing conversations and the president’s mindset.

One Republican reportedly said that over the past weekend, Trump interrupted a midterm-election strategy session to talk about Manigault Newman’s betrayal of him.

The disgraced ex-aide may, in fact, have flagrantly breached her nondisclosure agreement, which was in place while she worked at the White House as an aide to the president, by publishing the tell-all tome. A formal complaint has been filed against her.

“Donald J. Trump for President Inc. has filed an arbitration against Omarosa Manigault Newman, with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, for breach of her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the Trump Campaign,” a Trump campaign official told Fox News in a statement Tuesday.

Manigault Newman has been going full-out on a press tour, and has seemed defensive and even angry when people press her about the legitimacy and factual basis (or lack thereof) of the material in her book.

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Sherman, who spoke with current and former advisers to the president for his Vanity Fair piece, wrote that the president seems to have ignored advice from his inner circle and even from first lady Melania Trump, as Axios reported, when he lashed back on Twitter at the former “Apprentice” contestant and author of the new book, “Unhinged.”

The reporter also claims advisers fear “his rage at Manigault Newman is fueling irrational outbursts that bolster the claim in her book that Trump said the ‘N-word’ during an “Apprentice” outtake.”

To the president, it’s simple: It’s all about loyalty.

Related: Former Trump Campaign Aide Says Americans ‘Are Sick of’ Omarosa

“He’s known her for 15 years and thinks it’s a personal betrayal,” a former West Wing official reportedly said, according to Sherman’s reporting.

Others said Manigault Newman’s media rollout infuriated Trump.

“She is doing everything perfect[ly] if her ultimate goal is to troll Trump,” a former official supposedly said.

Sam Nunberg, a former Trump aide, also told Sherman that Trump sees Omarosa as a “formidable enemy,” according to the Vanity Fair account.

So far there’s been no statement from the White House about the specific instances noted in the Vanity Fair article.

But Omarosa herself naturally made a comment.

See below:

(photo credit, homepage and article images: Donald Trump, CC BY-SA 2.0, Cropped/Collage, Gage Skidmore)

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