Donald Trump’s ex-political aide says Melania is sometimes ‘repulsed’ by husband

A former political aide to President Donald Trump has said his wife Melania is sometimes ‘repulsed’ by her husband. 

Omarosa Manigault Newman, 46, met the President in 2004 after appearing on The Apprentice, and in January 2017 became Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison. 

She has since written a tell-all book, Unhinged, providing an insider’s of the Trump White House, which she claims the President and his legal team has tried to stop being published. 

Appearing on Lorraine today, she said what she has observed in the 17 years she’s known the couple would ‘make your head spin’ – and that Melania, 50, and her husband have a ‘very strange’ marriage where they ‘sometimes like each other’.  

The First Lady was pictured apparently looking startled as Trump's hand grazed against hers during an awkward photocall with French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte in April 2018

The First Lady was pictured apparently looking startled as Trump’s hand grazed against hers during an awkward photocall with French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte in April 2018

Melania Trump appeared to refuse to hold her husband Donald's hand as they disembarked from Air Force One in Washington DC in August this year

Melania Trump appeared to refuse to hold her husband Donald’s hand as they disembarked from Air Force One in Washington DC in August this year 

‘It’s a very strange marriage,’ said Omarosa. ‘I’m very cautious to comment on the dynamics of a marriage because you never know what goes on behind closed doors.

‘But I have known this couple since they were dating, they got married a year after The Apprentice aired.

‘What I have observed in the last 17 years would make your head spin. Sometimes they like each other but sometimes she is repulsed by him.’ 

Omarosa claimed that the First Lady’s feelings for her husband were made clear last week when she appeared to pull her hand away from her husband after the final presidential debate.

The First Lady appeared to pull her hand away from her husband's grasp while disembarking Air Force One in 2018

The First Lady appeared to pull her hand away from her husband’s grasp while disembarking Air Force One in 2018 

There was an awkward moment at this year's Republican National Convention when Melania appeared to swerve a kiss from her husband

There was an awkward moment at this year’s Republican National Convention when Melania appeared to swerve a kiss from her husband 

Appearing on Lorraine today Omarosa told what she has observed in the 17-years she's known the couple would 'make your head spin'

Appearing on Lorraine today Omarosa told what she has observed in the 17-years she’s known the couple would ‘make your head spin’

Some thought they spotted a moment of tension between the President and First Lady, while others dismissed it as a non-event – but Omarosa believes Melania ‘smacked it away’ from her husband.

In August this year, Melania was once again caught appearing to refuse to hold her husband Donald’s hand. 

The latest frosty encounter took place when the President and First Lady arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC after spending the weekend in New Jersey.

After landing in Charlotte on Air Force One in March 2018, Donald repeatedly tried to grab Melania’s hand as they left the plane together, but the First Lady blatantly dodged his numerous attempts. 

A former political aide to President Donald Trump has said his wife Melania is sometimes 'repulsed' by her husband. Pictured, the President and his wife following last Thursday's final presidential debate

A former political aide to President Donald Trump has said his wife Melania is sometimes ‘repulsed’ by her husband. Pictured, the President and his wife following last Thursday’s final presidential debate

In April 2018, Melania snubbed Trump during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the White House, and was seen in a brief clip avoiding Donald’s hands as he clasped at her fingers.  

A year earlier another video of President Trump touching down in Tel Aviv shows the First Lady very clearly slapping at her husband when he tried to hold her hand at Ben Gurion Airport. 

Omarosa claims that Trump has tried to stop her from publishing her book, saying: ‘It was a crazy journey. 

‘I have known Trump for 17 years and wanted to take people on a journey and let them see what Donald Trump is like behind the curtain. 

‘Unfortunately if you speak out and speak truth to power, he will try to have an injunction. So his team of lawyers tried to stop it being published.’ 

When quizzed on whether she regrets her time in the Trump administration, she told that she did not want to turn down the chance to ‘serve her country once again’, after working in the office of Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration in the 1990s. 

Omarosa claimed there ‘had to be an adult in the room’ to focus on policy while Trump is in office, and that she did not take the decision to work for the former businessman ‘lightly’. 

‘I think it’s an important question,’ she said. ‘But any time you have an opportunity to serve your country, you have to do that.

‘He is off, he is a little crazy, but there has to be an adult in the room to help guide this country. This is the second administration I’d worked for, so when I was asked to serve my country again I didn’t take it lightly’. 

She told host Lorraine Kelly (left) that Melania, 50, and her husband have a 'very strange' marriage

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 appearing on The Apprentice, and in January 2017 and began working for the Trump administration in 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman, 46, (pictured with Trump in 2013)  met the President in 2004 after appearing on The Apprentice, and in January 2017 and began working for the Trump administration in 2017 

She believes that Biden is the most likely candidate for President as the US election approaches, and that she believes Trump ‘squandered the opportunity’ to create a less divided US. 

‘After 20 years in politics I can say it makes me really sad to see the division in our nation,’ she said. 

‘I expected we would unify the country in some way, but I can honestly tell you Donald Trump has squandered that opportunity.

‘There is so much negativity in the country, I cannot wait to see new leadership and someone who will take our country forward.’ 

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