A former political adviser to President Donald Trump said his wife Melania is sometimes "rejected" by her husband.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, 46, met the President in 2004 after performing at The Apprentice and became Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in January 2017.
She has since written a scrapbook, Unhinged, which features a Trump White House insider who she claims the president and his legal team tried to stop publishing.
When she turned up in Lorraine today, she said what she saw in the 17 years she knew the couple would "turn your head" – and that Melania, 50, and her husband have a "very strange" marriage in which they sometimes "like" each other & # 39 ;.
A former political adviser to President Donald Trump said his wife Melania is sometimes "rejected" by her husband. In the picture the President and his wife after the last presidential debate last Thursday
Melania Trump appeared to be refusing to hold her husband Donald's hand when they disembarked from Air Force One in Washington DC in August of that year
"It's a very strange marriage," said Omarosa. “I am very careful about commenting on the dynamics of a marriage because you never know what is going on behind closed doors.
“But I've known this couple since they were dating. They got married a year after The Apprentice aired.
“What I've seen over the past 17 years would turn your head. Sometimes they like each other, but sometimes he gets repulsed by him. & # 39;
Omarosa claimed the first lady's feelings for her husband became apparent last week when she appeared to be pulling her hand away from her husband after the last presidential debate.
The first lady apparently looked scared when Trump's hand brushed hers during an awkward photo opportunity with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte in April 2018
The first lady appeared to be pulling her hand from her husband's grip as she stepped off Air Force One in 2018
There was an awkward moment at this year's Republican National Congress when Melania seemed to avert a kiss from her husband
When Omarosa showed up in Lorraine today, she shared what she had observed in the 17 years she knew the couple would "make your head spin".
Some thought they noticed a moment of tension between the president and the first lady, while others dismissed it as a non-event – but Omarosa believes Melania "knocked it off" her husband.
In August of that year, Melania was caught again refusing to hold her husband Donald's hand.
The last frosty encounter occurred when the President and First Lady arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC after a weekend in New Jersey.
After landing in Charlotte with Air Force One in March 2018, Donald tried repeatedly to grab Melania's hand as they left the plane together, but the first lady openly evaded his numerous attempts.
President Trump and the First Lady also kept their hands to themselves when they left Air Force One in May 2017
In April 2018, Melania berated Trump during Emmanuel Macron's visit to the White House and was seen in a short clip avoiding Donald's hands when he grabbed her fingers.
A year earlier, another video showing President Trump landing in Tel Aviv showed the first lady slapping her husband very clearly when he tried to hold her hand at Ben Gurion Airport.
Claiming Trump tried to stop her from getting her book published, Omarosa says, “It's been a crazy trip.
“I've known Trump for 17 years and wanted to take people on a trip and show them what Donald Trump is like behind the curtain.
“Unfortunately, if you tell the truth to the authorities, he will try to get an injunction. So his legal team tried to prevent it from being published. & # 39;
When asked if she regretted her time in the Trump administration, she said she did not want to turn down the chance to "serve her country again" after she was in the office of Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration had worked in the 1990s.
Omarosa claimed there had to be "an adult in the room" to focus on politics while Trump was in office, and that she did not make the decision to work "lightly" for the ex-businessman.
"I think it's an important question," she said. “But every time you have the opportunity to serve your country, you have to do it.
“He's gone, he's a little crazy, but there has to be an adult in the room to help run this country. This is the second administration I've worked for. When I was asked to serve my country again, I did not take it lightly.
She told host Lorraine Kelly (left) that Melania, 50, and her husband have a "very strange" marriage
Omarosa Manigault Newman, 46, (pictured with Trump in 2013) met the President in 2004 after his appearance on The Apprentice and in January 2017 and began working for the Trump administration in 2017
She believes that Biden is the most likely presidential candidate as the US elections approach and that she believes Trump missed the opportunity to create a less divided US.
"After 20 years in politics, I can say that I am really sad to see the division in our nation," she said.
“I expected that we would unite the country in some way, but I can honestly tell you that Donald Trump missed this opportunity.
"There is so much negativity in the country that I can't wait to see new leadership and someone who will move our country forward."
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