Omarosa's splattery exit

Exiting her White House communications job in a huff, Omarosa Manigault Newman, vowed to tell a reality-TV-worthy tale. She should be careful what she wishes for.

It ended badly for the former reality-TV star who featured prominently in Donald Trump's earlier television endeavors, came out to support him during his presidential campaign and then got herself a plum job as 'Director of Communictions for the White House's Office of the Public Liaison. She seemed to have been fired or was allowed to resign under pressure for getting on Chief of Staff John Kelly's nerves or maybe not being willing to follow rules, and then there was some dispute about whether she exited freely or had to be escorted unwillingly off the White House grounds. After nearly a year on the job, she was out messily, and then she was talking revenge:

“As the only African-American woman in this White House,” Ms. Newman said in the “Good Morning America” interview, “I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. It is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”

The world will have to wait. Ms. Newman has not elaborated, other than to say that she had been trying to raise “grave concerns” about an issue that would “affect the president in a big way.”

So presumably, she was about to go public with tales of a White House staff brimming with racists.

ABC News certainly bit the line and tried to run with it. Their doleful headline:

Omarosa's exit raises questions about African-American officials, diversity in Trump administration

Their pious lede:

Omarosa Manigault Newman's dramatic exit from the White House has brought renewed scrutiny to allegations of a lack of diversity within the Trump Administration, specifically those politically appointed to positions by President Donald Trump.

So there's one that bit. But haven't been too many others, and Omarosa shouldn't forget that other lefties, in the media and otherwise, haven't forgiven her for supporting Trump in the first place. Just that alone makes her persona non grata in the cultural temples of the left.

Aside from ABC News, the left's coverage of the Omarosa Crisis has in fact been pretty negative. Significantly, it has extended into the pop culture realm of tabloids, gossip sheets and late night comedies, which is Omarosa's stomping ground.

Perez Hilton told what probably really went down, no holds barred:

We can't say we're surprised that Omarosa is leaving the White House as her role in the administration was often left unclear. While her title was director of communications for the White House Public Liaison Office, it was widely reported that Manigault would often bust into meetings she was not invited to AND would regularly derail briefings.

There was also some drama, back in April, when Manigault showed up at the White House for an impromptu photo shoot with her bridal party. Smh.

Not to mention, upon taking the chief of staff job, John Kelly allegedly began cutting off the 43-year-old's access to the president. This would explain why White House correspondent April Ryan has suggested that Omarosa's ousting was far more dramatic than we may realize.

Which would be a pretty good reason to fire someone.

Saturday Night Live then did a skit last night that made Omarosa look like a desperately clinging idiot who did not want to leave. The YouTube of that skit is here.  What was it Saul Alinsky said about ridicule?

The New York Post then came up with something bizarre, apropos of nothing: an old tape of Omarosa in a polyvinyl chloride get-up doing a skit attempting to steal Donald Trump's hair. The only reason for dredging something like that up, useless as it is in content, would be to make Omarosa look stupid. It won't help her credibility in her tale to tell any more than the Saturday Night Live skit would.

Even Vanity Fair got into the act, with an article quoting Trevor Noah as kvetching that Omarosa was never one of their own, since she was never leftwing. The hoity toity magazine of the cultural left led with:

Trevor Noah: Omarosa “Was Not Fighting for Black People in the White House”

“You can’t roll hard with President Trump for a year, and then come back to the neighborhood like, ‘Hey, that was really weird, right?’”
 
Then there's the New York Times' Charles Blow. One word: Devastating.

 

So that pretty well leaves Omarosa out on her ear with her tale to tell of racism. She might be better off just admitting she was a bad fit for the job and moving on to another television project where she can be the way she feels most comfortable. The left is never going to love her but she still has President Trump's goodwill - he bade her a cordial goodbye on Twitter - and she can probably leverage that and her own talents into something better suited for what she does best.

 

 

Exiting her White House communications job in a huff, Omarosa Manigault Newman, vowed to tell a reality-TV-worthy tale. She should be careful what she wishes for.

It ended badly for the former reality-TV star who featured prominently in Donald Trump's earlier television endeavors, came out to support him during his presidential campaign and then got herself a plum job as 'Director of Communictions for the White House's Office of the Public Liaison. She seemed to have been fired or was allowed to resign under pressure for getting on Chief of Staff John Kelly's nerves or maybe not being willing to follow rules, and then there was some dispute about whether she exited freely or had to be escorted unwillingly off the White House grounds. After nearly a year on the job, she was out messily, and then she was talking revenge:

“As the only African-American woman in this White House,” Ms. Newman said in the “Good Morning America” interview, “I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. It is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”

the New York Times reported. Profound? To drive what she was getting at, the New York Times, with just a tad of skepticism, added:

The world will have to wait. Ms. Newman has not elaborated, other than to say that she had been trying to raise “grave concerns” about an issue that would “affect the president in a big way.”

So presumably, she was about to go public with tales of a White House staff brimming with racists.

ABC News certainly bit the line and tried to run with it. Their doleful headline:

Omarosa's exit raises questions about African-American officials, diversity in Trump administration

Their pious lede:

Omarosa Manigault Newman's dramatic exit from the White House has brought renewed scrutiny to allegations of a lack of diversity within the Trump Administration, specifically those politically appointed to positions by President Donald Trump.

So there's one that bit. But haven't been too many others, and Omarosa shouldn't forget that other lefties, in the media and otherwise, haven't forgiven her for supporting Trump in the first place. Just that alone makes her persona non grata in the cultural temples of the left.

Aside from ABC News, the left's coverage of the Omarosa Crisis has in fact been pretty negative. Significantly, it has extended into the pop culture realm of tabloids, gossip sheets and late night comedies, which is Omarosa's stomping ground.

Perez Hilton told what probably really went down, no holds barred:

We can't say we're surprised that Omarosa is leaving the White House as her role in the administration was often left unclear. While her title was director of communications for the White House Public Liaison Office, it was widely reported that Manigault would often bust into meetings she was not invited to AND would regularly derail briefings.

There was also some drama, back in April, when Manigault showed up at the White House for an impromptu photo shoot with her bridal party. Smh.

Not to mention, upon taking the chief of staff job, John Kelly allegedly began cutting off the 43-year-old's access to the president. This would explain why White House correspondent April Ryan has suggested that Omarosa's ousting was far more dramatic than we may realize.

Which would be a pretty good reason to fire someone.

Saturday Night Live then did a skit last night that made Omarosa look like a desperately clinging idiot who did not want to leave. The YouTube of that skit is here.  What was it Saul Alinsky said about ridicule?

The New York Post then came up with something bizarre, apropos of nothing: an old tape of Omarosa in a polyvinyl chloride get-up doing a skit attempting to steal Donald Trump's hair. The only reason for dredging something like that up, useless as it is in content, would be to make Omarosa look stupid. It won't help her credibility in her tale to tell any more than the Saturday Night Live skit would.

Even Vanity Fair got into the act, with an article quoting Trevor Noah as kvetching that Omarosa was never one of their own, since she was never leftwing. The hoity toity magazine of the cultural left led with:

Trevor Noah: Omarosa “Was Not Fighting for Black People in the White House”

“You can’t roll hard with President Trump for a year, and then come back to the neighborhood like, ‘Hey, that was really weird, right?’”
 
Then there's the New York Times' Charles Blow. One word: Devastating.

 

So that pretty well leaves Omarosa out on her ear with her tale to tell of racism. She might be better off just admitting she was a bad fit for the job and moving on to another television project where she can be the way she feels most comfortable. The left is never going to love her but she still has President Trump's goodwill - he bade her a cordial goodbye on Twitter - and she can probably leverage that and her own talents into something better suited for what she does best.

 

 

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