Jimmy Kimmel on that time Omarosa stormed out: ‘I’m sure there was plenty she was trying to hide’

Jimmy Kimmel has been thinking about the time Omarosa Manigault stood him up on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2004 “a lot lately.” Because her reason for bolting from the late-night show’s set seemed to involve a lie detector test — and possibly “plenty that she was trying to hide” about Donald Trump, Kimmel told the Daily Beast in an interview published Wednesday.

“What happened was, my Uncle Frank lied about something. And I thought it would be funny to give him a fake lie detector test on the air, something that he thought was real,” Kimmel recalled.

The late-night host said the “Apprentice” alum saw the test set up and “decided that we were going to spring it on her.” Kimmel added, “If you know anything about taking a polygraph test, that’s not how it works. It takes a long time. There’s no ding and no buzz. It’s a chart that they analyze afterwards. So that was preposterous just to start with.”

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (L) and Omarosa Manigault (R) attend an event celebrating Women's History Month, in the East Room at the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Omarosa Manigault, President Donald Trump's Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison, was present for the White House press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, on Monday, June 5, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 14: Omarosa Manigault, aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16: White House staff member Omarosa Manigault (L), takes selfie with other staff members before President Donald Trump's news conference where he announced Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump also fielded questions from reporters. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Omarosa Manigault attends the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Omarosa Manigault, a staffer for US President-elect Donald Trump, listens as Martin Luther King III speaks to the media after meeting with the President-elect at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: Omarosa Manigault, incoming White House director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, listens as Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, testifies before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during his confirmation hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
Omarosa Manigault, director of African American outreach for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson will be nominated as Trump's secretary of state, setting up a potential confirmation battle with U.S. lawmakers who have questioned the oilman's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Omarosa Manigault arrives at the The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on December 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: TV personality Omarosa Manigault attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - DECEMBER 08: Omarosa Manigault attends the MGM National Harbor Grand Opening Gala on December 8, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for MGM National Harbor)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Television personality Omarosa Manigault, BET EVP of Strategy and Operations Richard Gay, and Chef Huda attend 'Soul Lunch & Greens: A Charity Golf Experience' at Top Golf at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during Soul Train Weekend on November 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/BET/Getty Images for BET)
INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Omarosa Manigault and Bishop Kenneth Ulmer attend the Inform Your Vote President Election Debate at The Tabernacle on October 8, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 17: Omarosa Manigault attends the premiere of 'Ben-Hur' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 17: Omarosa Manigault attends the premiere of 'Ben-Hur' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: TV personality Omarosa Manigault participates in the 2016 BETX Celebrity Golf sponsored by Nike on June 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: TV Personality Omarosa Manigault attends the Jovani store opening celebration at Jovani on May 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images )
TV personality Omarosa Onee Manigault arrives for the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2016. / AFP / Andrew Biraj (Photo credit should read ANDREW BIRAJ/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Omarose Onee Manigault attends the Garden Brunch prior to the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Beall-Washington House on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Omarosa Manigault attends the Google/HBO celebration of 'All The Way' during White House Correspondents' weekend at the Renwick Gallery on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Google)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 05: TV personality Omarosa Manigault attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Omarosa Manigault attends Aretha Franklin's 74th Birthday Celebration at The Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: White House Office of Public Liaison Communications Director Omarosa Manigault (L) and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders arrive prior to U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivering joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Moon is on a three-day visit in Washington. He had an Oval Office meeting with President Trump prior to joint statements. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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“But she stormed out of there and the show was live, so we had no guest,” Kimmel said. “She was very angry.”

“I’m sure there was plenty that she was trying to hide,” he added, of what Omarosa could have been trying to conceal about her early days with Trump.

Omarosa just released her tell-all book, “Unhinged,” this week, after saying a tape exists on which Trump can be heard using the “N-word” on the set of “The Apprentice.” Kimmel said that if that’s true, this revelation might actually be a threat to the president.

“If there’s a tape of the president using the ‘N-word,’ I think that’s a line in the sand–and maybe I’m wrong, I’m always wrong, so I’m going in with that caveat–but I think that’s a line in the sand that his fellow Republicans will not cross,” Kimmel told the Daily Beast. “And I do not see them throwing the full force of their support behind the president if something like that is revealed. I really don’t. But I could be wrong.”

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In her tell-all book entitled 'Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,' the former White House aide said President Donald Trump is a 'racist' who used the N-word.

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She claimed to walk in on Trump eating a piece of paper in the Oval Office.

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Omarosa claimed that Melania Trump plans to 'divorce' Trump as soon as his term is over and that she is punishing him with a 'style rebellion' until then.

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Omarosa claimed that President Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly used 'derogatory' terms for Puerto Ricans.

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She claimed Trump wanted to be sworn in on 'The Art of the Deal' instead of the Bible at his inauguration.

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She claimed she was offered a $15,000-a-month contract and a job in exchange for her silence by President Trump's daughter-in-law and campaign adviser Lara Trump after her firing. 

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In one excerpt from the book Omarosa said, 'his mental decline could not be denied,' during an interview Trump did with NBC's Lester Holt in 2017.

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She claimed Trump questioned Harriet Tubman's appearance reportedly saying, 'you want to put that face on the twenty-dollar bill?' 

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Omarosa also claimed that Trump and KISS singer Gene Simmons talked about his daughter Ivanka's looks in front of her.

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According to the book, the president called his son, Donald Trump Jr., a 'f--k up' after he released emails about the Trump Tower meeting.

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Omarosa claimed Trump drinks 'eight cans a day' of diet coke and said she thinks it's causing his health to decline. 

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Omarosa also claimed that Trump's nickname for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is 'Ditzy DeVos'.

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Omarosa claimed Trump insulted Kellyanne Conway's husband, George Conway, and his Filipino heritage.

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