Politics

Omarosa Has a 'Story to Tell'

She's pretty clearly setting up this "story to tell" for a book she wants to market.

Mark Alexander · Dec. 15, 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman abruptly left her job in the Office of Public Liaison at the White House Wednesday, and it’s created quite a stir. That’s in part because no one seems to know if Chief of Staff John Kelly fired her over the way she’d distract President Donald Trump or if she quit over things that displeased her. “I resigned,” she insisted Thursday. “There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with.”

She continued, “I’m not going to expand on it because I still have to go back and work with these individuals, but when I have a chance to tell my story … [it’s] quite a story to tell. As the only African-American woman in this White House as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that have affected my community and my people. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”

There you have it. She’s pretty clearly setting up this “story to tell” for a book she wants to market. What a load of crap, and frankly, given all her focus on being the most senior black female, it sounds like her gripe is racial. If she is that kind of person — who views her primary qualification as being black — then whatever her skillset might be, it’s too bad she was ever hired. I suspect Trump was trying to be loyal to her and find something for her to do after working with her on “The Apprentice,” but “you’re fired” may have been exactly the right thing to tell her.

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