Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph avoided an opportunity presented to her by friend Omarosa Manigault to work at The White House with President Donald Trump. Speaking to the hosts of Hollywood Today (Feb. 27), Ralph shared her thoughts on her friend’s political career and why she wanted no parts of Trump’s administration.
“Omarosa and I meet at this church event. And I say, ‘Girlfriend, please don’t tell me your taking.. you’re doing.. what why?’ Ralph said of their encounter. “And she said, ‘Sheryl, I am going to the White House. I will have an office in the White House. I am riding this train and I’ve got a ticket for you if you would like to come along. And I was like, ‘Girlfriend; Imma have to miss that train.'”
Since teaming up with Trump professionally, Manigault has worked as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. She’s also helped welcome HBCU presidents and leaders to meet Trump, an event some have shared disappointment over. Ralph, who is currently starring on Broadway’s Wicked, says while they share political differences, she’s still considered her a friend.
“We’ve been friends a long time,” she said. “We don’t share the same politics; we don’t share the same thoughts. But, I like her,” she said.
Ralph might not be a fan of Trump’s, but other celebs like Steve Harvey, Mike Tyson and Stacey Dash have shown their allegiance to the businessman.
Watch Ralph’s interview above.