Ross Mathews, who co-starred alongside former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman on “Celebrity Big Brother,” urged producers to “release the unedited footage” of his exchange with the longtime Donald Trump associate after she apparently misrepresented their conversation to "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert.
Speaking with Colbert on Wednesday, Manigault-Newman insisted a conversation between herself and Mathews—during which she said the United States will not “be okay” under Trump—was in reference to undocumented immigrants, not Trump’s presidency.
“What do you mean it’s not going to be okay?” Colbert asked.
“I’m glad you asked, because that was part of a bigger discussion—we were talking about immigration and round-ups,” Manigault-Newman claimed. “… That was part of a bigger discussion, and I believe the immigration debate will continue.”
“That’s why I was a bit emotional,” she added.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 1, 2018
In a tweet, Mathews said Manigault-Newman “is mistaken” in her recollection of the events.
No shade, but Omarosa is mistaken. This convo was not about the Dreamers (we discussed that at another time). This… https://t.co/q5YKa0mjrd— Ross Mathews (@Ross Mathews)1519873741.0
“Release the unedited footage,” he suggested.