Below is my latest Op-Ed. Please read and share on your social media accounts.
Written by DML
Omarosa, the reality star turned White House staffer, is less than credible in my book. I mean that both figuratively and literally. I discuss her, and other questionable hires made by Trump, in my upcoming book, “Fighting For Trump.” I mention her in the book when diving into how and why Trump has a history of surrounding himself with scummy bottom feeders who you’d never want dating your daughter or marrying your son.
In her new book “Unhinged”, Omarosa tells of her time in the White House and rips into Trump by calling him a racist, bigot and misogynist. As part of her book promotion, she is parading secretly recorded audio tapes that she made while in the White House.
Anyone with half a brain understands that this woman will use every means possible to line her pockets at the detriment of the president and his administration.
In her mind, I assume Omarosa deems the tapes and her anti-Trump book as killing three birds with two stones.
In one hand, I think she uses the book to cash in on her connection to Trump one last time, and in tandem she frees herself of the ugly relationship they held.
I must assume her relationship with Trump was toxic — how could it not be considering how easily she is lashing out at him. That said, they used each other and doing such a thing is never healthy. For years she must have ignored it all solely due to her own lust for fame, fortune and a hungry ego.
In the other hand, she kills the third bird with the tapes. I see it as her way of seeking revenge against those who hated working with her. Example: General Kelly.
Can you blame people for hating her?
Many of us hated Omarosa during her time on the Apprentice, but accepted Trump’s love for her as part of the reality TV show we were enjoying.
Fast foward. We all sort of cringed when Trump appointed her to the White House. Those of us with fully formed brains (including those people who worked for the Trump campaign) couldn’t understand what Trump was thinking as we knew Omarosa was a nightmare. Eighteen months later, Trump pays the price for the stupid move of putting her in such a high place.
In one of the tapes, Omarosa reveals her last meeting in the White House which was held with General Kelly. In the recording he is heard explaining that her lack of integrity was reason for her dismissal. Although it is hard to argue with Kelly’s assessment of Omarosa, the tapes are a powerful reminder of how Trump often hires the worst of the worst.
Omarosa, who appeared on TV today (see below), tells Chuck Todd during her Sunday interview on MEET THE PRESS why she’s written the book and releasing the tapes. According to Omarosa, the American people need to know the truth about Trump and what takes place in the White House. In the process she attempts to save her own reputation, which is sort of like trying to save the Titanic after it sunk.
My take away is this: Having watched this woman dance around the truth for more than a decade, I finally see her honesty peaking through and it will cause more trouble for Trump — the sort of trouble that will bait tweets of the wrong kind.
I do believe portions of what she said in her interview because she has nothing to lose. There was something different about her today. Although she remains a bottom feeder, she appeared to be lifting a weight off her shoulders. I saw a discredited woman who is tired of pretending. I think she sees it clearly — she has no more upside eating what she doesn’t like to swallow.
Make no mistake, I am not suggesting Omarosa is emerging as Mother Theresa, nor is she fading into the sunset. I believe she is on a crusade to be the tip of the iceberg in the new war against Trump. It’s a war where those who were once in his camp are now seeing there is more upside to exposing Trump’s downsides. Example: Michael Cohen.
Fact is, there is not much of a life in the private sector after leaving the Trump administration. Nobody who has left the White House, be it voluntarily or by fire, is doing very well for themselves in a new position. It’s like going out in public without showering for a month. People will be polite, but they don’t want to get too close.
Although Omarosa is far from credible, I think this could be the start of a PR downslide for this administration. With the Mueller investigation heating up, the midterms coming up, and the press eager to impeach the president, I think we are about to see an entirely new level of Trump bashing that could cause him to say or tweet the wrong thing.
My assessment on how this all plays out isn’t based on a guessing game, but rather a pattern. Omarosa’s ending with Trump is one we’ve seen before. It ends with two people who once sang praises for the other reverting to hate and discrediting accusations. It’s all part of Trump’s bizarre world of broken relationships that never made sense to begin with. The difference this time is that Omarosa is more egotistical than Trump. She won’t go down no matter how hard she’s hit.
Omarosa will cash in on this book, and then I think she will go on a quest to work for “the other side” in 2020. Needing anything they can grab, Democrats will latch on. Example: See how Todd ends the interview as proof.
All it takes are a few Independent voters to toss their hands in the air, and it’s Obama 3.0. Stay tuned to see who that person is, but rest easy knowing Omarosa will leach on. I would urge the Trump team to take this women seriously starting today, even though it’s near impossible to do, unless of course your name is Donald Trump.