I get that Omarosa Manigault-Newman is basically a TV show heel looking to sell books by transforming herself into a resistance favorite, but her utter shamelessness is still pretty amazing to watch. Today, Omarosa appeared on the View where she made news by playing some new tapes of President Trump recorded inside the White House. Omarosa then went a step beyond betrayal of Trump by announcing that Hillary Clinton had been robbed in 2016.
“I discovered that Donald Trump was an arsonist trying to burn down this country and in some way, I was complicit handing him matches and giving him more fuel for his fires,” Omarosa said. She continued, “At some point, you have to stop a toxic relationship. I was in a toxic relationship with Donald Trump and I regret that I was so complicit.
“You know, Hillary Clinton was robbed and I was a co-conspirator in that robbery.”
Asked what she meant by the word robbed, Omarosa replied, “She was robbed because, it’s very clear if you look at the report from the intelligence community, that Russia assisted Donald Trump with getting elected.”
Well, yes, the IC (or at least parts of it) did reach that conclusion but it did not conclude the Russain efforts were the margin of victory. Also, even if you believe Russia’s dumping embarrassing emails from the DNC were determinative, how was Omarosa a co-conspirator in any of that? Unless she actually talked to some Russians or, you know, conspired with them in this process, she’s not a co-conspirator.
What Omarosa is doing here is fulfilling far left political fantasies without actually admitting to anything. And since this is the View, no one calls her on it. They just nod along and applaud her self-serving rehabilitation effort because she’s telling them exactly what they want to hear, i.e. Hillary was robbed, Russia did it, everyone on the right is complicit. It would be hard to come up with a smear that captures the zeitgeist better than that. As if the implied connection to her self-promotion wasn’t clear enough, everyone in the audience was sent home with a copy of Omarosa’s book.
What Omarosa is doing here reveals how much the Russia collusion story really is about casting the results of the 2016 election as illegitimate. We’ve seen this since the election, starting with “Not my president.” Democrats lost and suddenly their interest in seeing the losing candidate accept the results of the election, which was a focus before the election when they thought Hillary would win, just vanished. Here’s the clip about her co-conspirator status.