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Omarosa Recounts the Time She Saw Trump 'Chewing' on a Torn Up Document in the Oval Office

Omarosa Recounts the Time She Saw Trump 'Chewing' on a Torn Up Document in the Oval Office
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After it recently came to light that former President Donald Trump had destroyed and removed official documents from the White House, some folks may have thought that was the end of the story. But nope, there's more!

Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, often known mononymously as Omarosa, disclosed Trump's penchant for tearing up papers in her book Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House.

In an interview with MSNBC, Omarosa discussed the training she had received regarding keeping track of Trump's documents.

"We got a very big briefing about presidential records and management ... we had been told that if you're with the president and he hands you something ... you have to account for that."

She expressed concern for the people who had to try to account for the former President's papers, especially after he realized that his documents were likely to eventually be made public.

"His habit of tearing these things up ... my heart truly goes out to the people responsible for going in the trash bins [and] recovering these things. But there are certainly things that I'm sure cannot be accounted for because Donald Trump became very very aware that a lot of these sensitive documents would at some point be made public."

Omarosa also said that she worried about what might have been contained in documents that he destroyed, like evidence about the circumstances leading up to the January 6th insurrection attempt.

"[it] makes me worry that there are a lot of documents that may not be accounted for, that there may be documents that can tell the full story about what happened on the days leading up to January 6th for instance, that we may never see or may never come to light."

She even said that she had seen Trump 'chewing' on what he was disposing of.

After Michael Cohen left the office and I walked in to the Oval, Donald — in my view — was chewing what he had just torn up."

She elaborated on the oddity of the situation:

'It was very bizarre because he is a germophobe he never puts paper in his mouth."

You can view Omarosa's full interview about the incident below:

Twitter users were hardly surprised.

Some cited Trump's outrage at Hilary Clinton over an email server and compared it to his document handling.

A few people just took the opportunity to get in a bit of humor at Trump's expense.

Trump's tendency to hand-shred and misplace documents might not be enough to protect him from the consequences of his actions. The National Archives just retrieved 15 boxes of documents that had been improperly taken to Mar-a-Lago.