Donald Trump going through 'psychotic episode' as he realises election loss

Yahoo News Staff
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One of Donald Trump’s former aides has claimed he is “going through a psychotic episode” after losing the presidency to Joe Biden.

Trump has apparently finally come to terms with his November election loss to Biden and is not handling it well, former communications director of the White House Omarosa Manigault Newman told MSNBC’s Alex Witt on Saturday.

Since the election Trump has made numerous false claims that he had actually won the election and accused the Democrats of voter fraud despite having no evidence.

Witt asked Manigault Newman, who has slammed Trump on numerous occasions since she was fired in 2017, if she believed her former boss really believes he won.

Omarosa Manigault Newman during a news interview. Source: Getty
Trump has finally realised Biden beat him and is not handling it well, former communications director of the White House Omarosa Manigault Newman saiid . Source: Getty

"I think Donald Trump is going through a psychotic episode," she said.

"I think that he has come to terms with his loss, but his arrogance, his ego will not allow him to accept that he is not going to be president come January."

Manigault Newman and Trump previously interacted when she was a contestant on his reality show ‘The Apprentice’.

During the interview she accused Trump of trying to “produce a moment”.

"But this is not 'The Apprentice', this is not a reality show," she said.

"The American people need true leadership, not a reality TV host, which Donald Trump is reverting to."

US President Donald Trump speaks with aide Omarosa Manigault as he hands out candy to children during a Halloween event. Source: Getty
Manigault Newman and Trump previously interacted when she was a contestant on his reality show ‘The Apprentice’. Source: Getty

She also said she predicts Trump will turn on those in his administration when it’s finally his time to leave office.

"Certainly Vice President Pence is going to be on the receiving end of Donald Trump's wrath, and it's erratic, it's intense, and at many times it makes absolutely no sense," she told MSNBC.

It’s not the first time Manigault Newman has accused her former boss of having mental health problems.

After leaving the White House, she published a book in 2018 about her time with Trump titled ‘Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House’.

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