Who cares? you say. Who cares what this drama-queen reality-show freak thinks?
Well … Trump cares. Right? Trump cared enough to give her a plum taxpayer-funded job in what’s supposed to be an important White House outreach agency. And I’d bet good money that he cares a lot privately that she’s badmouthing him and his administration on national television now. We haven’t seen a presidential tweet about it yet, but give it time. Reality-show stars can’t resist a juicy feud. And while you can take the president out of the reality show, you can’t take the reality show out of the president.
Here’s the caliber of deputy POTUS wanted in the West Wing:
[I]n December, [Kelly] dismissed the former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, Omarosa Manigault, who had been using the White House car service — known as “CARPET” — as an office pickup and drop-off service, something strictly forbidden by the federal government, according to three administration officials.
After Kelly dismissed her, Manigault tried to storm the White House residence to appeal to Trump, according to one of the officials, accidentally tripping an electronic Secret Service wire that monitors entry and egress from the residence.
She was using the White House for personal events related to her upcoming wedding too in between carrying out her duties of … no one’s quite sure. Why was she allowed to abuse presidential perks? What value was she giving back to Trump’s administration that might have conceivably justified ignoring those abuses?
None, of course. She lasted as long as she did because she’s a Friend of Donald, which is also the chief reason she’s got this “Big Brother” soapbox from which to trash-talk him and Pence. If you don’t like it, blame him for not taking his new job seriously enough to demand serious professionals in important roles. He created the monster and now the monster’s come for him.
One more Omarosa story. Guess who wrote this.
Omarosa sidled up to me at the New York Mercantile Exchange and said, quite seriously: ‘[X], do you want a showmance?’ ‘A what?’ I replied. ‘A showmance. You know, a romance on the show – we get it on together. Happens all the time on Apprentice. Everyone has sex together. Then we can make lots of money out of it.’ I stared at her grasping, ferociously ambitious little eyes, and laughed: ‘You must be joking, you deluded woman.’ She didn’t take it well. ‘What are you? Gay?’
From that moment, she turned on me like a viper.
I can honestly say I’ve never been spoken to in my life like the disgusting, foul-mouthed, homophobic way Omarosa spat at me throughout the weeks of filming.
Because I’d rejected her revolting sex plot, she decided the best line of attack was to repeatedly question my sexuality in the most crude and offensive manner imaginable.
Yep, it’s … Piers Morgan. Who do you like in a test of credibility between Omarosa and Piers? In her defense, if you were a woman looking to proposition a fellow “Apprentice” contestant for a “showmance,” why the hell would you choose Piers of all the men there? Good lord.
Piers is right about one thing in his column, though. An Omarosa tell-all is surely in the works. It’ll be nasty, it’ll be salacious, and it’ll be Trump’s own fault for enabling her. You can blame Michael Wolff’s book on poor oversight by Hope Hicks and Reince Priebus in allowing him access to the White House, but Omarosa’s access is entirely on POTUS himself. Exit question via Alex Griswold: How come Piers didn’t share this charming anecdote sooner, when it might have blocked Omarosa from being hired? Why wait until she’s become an “un-person” by crossing the great leader?