KEY POINTS

  • Newman urged Trump to "come clean" about his health
  • Trump had indicated that only a "bad call from a doctor" would stop him from running in 2024
  • Newman had written a book where she called Trump "racist" and in a state of "mental decline"

Former President Donald Trump may not be in good enough shape to run for president again in the 2024 elections, according to a former aide.

During an appearance on MSNBC that aired Sunday, Omarosa Manigault Newman suggested that Trump may not be healthy enough for a 2024 bid for the presidency. She also called on the former president, who is 75, to "come clean" about his health before announcing his reelection plans. 

"I don't know if he will even be healthy enough to run in 2024," she told MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton. "I think he needs to come clean to the American people about where he is on that before deciding to get into a very stressful and strenuous race for the White House." 

Manigault Newman once starred in the reality show "The Apprentice" before she was hired as the director of the African American outreach in Trump’s 2016 presidential election. She also served as the director of communications for the Trump administration’s Office of Public Liaison until she announced her resignation in December 2017, according to The Guardian.

In an interview in late September, Trump hinted that only a "bad call from a doctor" would prevent him from running for the presidency again in 2024.

"Well, I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right?" Trump said on "The Water Cooler" show. "I feel so good and I hate what's happening to our country. Our country has never been in a position like this. We were so good ten months ago and we're so bad now."

Manigault Newman’s comments over Trump’s health come after an arbitrator ruled in favor of the former aide, saying the statements written in her 2018 book, "Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House," did not breach her 2016 confidentiality agreement with Trump. 

"The statements do not disclose hard data such as internal polling results or donor financial information," arbitrator T. Andrew Brown, wrote in a decision dated Friday and handed down on Monday. 

In her book, Newsom described Trump as "a racist, a bigot and a misogynist," who was in a state of mental decline

Omarosa Manigault-Newman Former Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2017. Photo: Getty Images/ Drew Angerer