UPDATED: Tell All, Omarosa

MPS is strongly in the camp that tell-all books are in the publishing category of Too-Little, Too-Late, and they always make me wonder why the author didn’t do anything about X while they were still in a position to do something positive about it. Instead they always feel like someone is cashing in, or at best a lover spurned. It is also hard (I think) to fact check opinions and very few of these books are more than just over-wrought airing of grievances once the griever is kicked out of the grift.

And so imagine my surprise to learn that there are some factoids in the Omarosa Manigault Newman’s book, Unhinged.  She claims that she was offered a $15,000-a-month job with Trump’s 2020 Goat Rodeo re-election campaign in exchange for her silence. The WaPo confirms that this is true, and so suddenly one wonders if other claims might be true, including the alleged recordings of Comrade Stupid using racial epithets and whatnot.

But what suddenly become much more interesting is that this claim fits what is now beyond a reasonable doubt that there is pattern of hush money, from porn stars and playmates to bodyguards and staffers who might know too much. Stormy Daniels case just got more preponderance of evidence.

Now that Omarosa’s claim of trying to buy her off is now proven, then do we doubt that Hair Furor regularly used a racial epithet on the set of The Apprentice? Do we doubt that there is a recording?

The Access Hollywood tape did nothing to dampen Comrade Trump’s enthusiastic base—including white women, more of whom voted for him than for Hillary Clinton!—and my guess is that if Trump used every racial epithet in the book against everyone who wasn’t white, Possum Hollar would embrace him even more tightly.

UPDATE 1:

Sweet Jeebus, she recorded the Chief of Staff firing her in the situation room!

UPDATE 2: Hahaha, Axios’ Sunday afternoon email is all about Omarosa!

Want to know the secret behind Omarosa’s wild, largely unchallenged, run in the White House, during which she would swan in and out of the Oval Office, secretly recording the president and his chief of staff?

It’s simple: Some of the most powerful men in government were terrified of her.

“I’m scared shitless of her… She’s a physically intimidating presence,” a male former colleague of Omarosa’s told me.

“I never said no to her,” the source added. “Anything she wanted, ‘Yes, brilliant.’ I’m afraid of her. I’m afraid of getting my ass kicked.”

(He wouldn’t let me use a more precise description of his former White House role because he admitted he’s still scared of retribution from Omarosa. Other senior officials have admitted the same to me.)

Three other former officials shared that sentiment.

“One hundred percent, everyone was scared of her,” said another former official.

The big picture: Trump has nobody to blame but himself for Omarosa’s raucous book tour, in which she calls him a racist and a misogynist, and says he’s in mental decline. Trump brought her into the White House at the senior-most level with the top salary.

In many ways, two former senior administration officials pointed out, what Omarosa is doing now is pure Trump.

“She may be the purest of all the Trump characters,” one told me. “She may be the most Trumpian. She knows media, she knows about physical presence, like Trump does…that’s why I think he’s rattled.”

“The only reason Trump works is because he gives less of a crap than anybody in the world,” the other source told me. “That’s where she’s at. She’s totally undeterred by things that would freak out most people.

“She’s out-Trumping Trump right now,” the source added, before losing his train of thought in a fit of laughter.

Behind the scenes: Former chief of staff Reince Priebus made valiant efforts to keep Omarosa out of the Oval. And former press secretary Sean Spicer kept having to rebuff administrative officials who were lugging desks over to the West Wing to set up a personal workstation for Omarosa at her command.

But Omarosa answered to nobody. And senior staff told me last year they felt paralyzed because she was the only top-level official in the White House who was African-American.

On a weekend last April, Omarosa caused a security and ethics stir when she dropped into the White House in full bridal attire and with members of her bridal party to try to hold a wedding photoshoot in the Rose Garden and throughout the West Wing.

The bottom line: By all accounts except her own, Omarosa Manigault-Newman did little substantive work during her almost 12 months in the White House. But for much of her time there, she maintained decent access to Trump. And while the White House is now dumping on her credibility — and in many cases they have solid ammunition — the reality is that she only got the tapes because she was in the room.

 

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15 Responses to UPDATED: Tell All, Omarosa

  1. Condi says:

    Bet she’s not the only one who made secret recordings; shit like this will be dropped like stink-bombs for the foreseeable future.

    Yummy.

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  2. C Montgomery Burns says:

    She’s as unhinged as her previous employer, so unless it’s on ‘tape’ no one will believe her and….she has tapes!?!?
    Now, release the rest.
    Maybe she even found Nixon’s missing 18 minutes.

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  3. roket says:

    Draining the swamp is hard. If we’re lucky, after the elections, history won’t have to repeat itself. ITMFA

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  4. A.J. says:

    “It has come to my attention over the last few months that there’s been some pretty, in my opinion, significant integrity issues…” – John Kelly on the firing of Omarosa Manigault Newman.

    “Significant integrity issues”? She has “significant integrity issues”?

    Said the man who said, “Robert E. Lee was an honorable man.”
    Said the man who said the cause of the start of the Civil War was “the lack of an ability to compromise”.
    Said the man who looked the other way when his future boss, in front of millions, disparaged the Gold Star parents of a fallen soldier.
    Said the man who said nothing when his future boss, in front of millions, said that Khizr Kahn’s speech was written by Clinton’s campaign staff.
    Said the man who said, “Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor” and then never said a word when the bastard who said of the “sacred” mother of a fallen soldier, “…look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
    Said the man who never said a word when his future boss compared the sacrifices of fallen military to his own by saying he worked “very hard…created thousands and thousands of jobs…had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.”
    Said the man of integrity who said Trump was “brave” for reaching out to the family of a fallen soldier, and then fell silent when Trump told his widow, “he knew what he signed up for”.
    Said the man who was so upset because Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said mean things about Donald Trump by, you know, effing quoting him, that he had to take a walk.
    Said the man who said “Women were sacred” and then defended Trump when he attacked Cong. Wilson – and said not a Goddamn word about the fallen soldier’s widow and his children.
    Said the man who said nothing when his son’s corpse was dragged into Trump’s shitpool.
    Said the man who said nothing when his boss said, “there’s blame on both sides”, referring to Neo-Nazis.
    Said the former Marine who still works for a guy who only under media pressure finally gave the $1 million to a group helping veterans’ families he had promised.
    Said the former Marine who still works for a guy who said he would send proceeds from sales of his shitty vodka to the Walter Reed Society, that recalls receiving “a few hundred dollars.”
    Said the man who referred to another staffer who beat his wives as “is a man of true integrity and honor, and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. I am proud to serve alongside him”, despite his being aware for months about the protective order filed against him.
    Said the man of integrity whose White House Counsel knew about the wife beater for months – and said nothing and still has HIS job.
    Said the man of integrity whose White House press secretary said the wife-beater was “someone of the highest integrity and exemplary character” when he knew otherwise and took no action on her “integrity”, and still has HER job.
    Said the man of integrity whose White House press secretary said the wife beater’s decision to resign was his own, and his departure not imminent when he was escorted out of the White House in 40-minutes. Without his jacket.
    Said the man of integrity who said of children and infants torn for their parents and put into cages: “The children will be taken care of – put into foster care, or whatever.”
    Said the man of integrity who said of his own Special assistant who mocked a war hero’s brain cancer with, “It doesn’t matter. He’s dying anyway” – well, not a fucking thing.
    Said the man of integrity “(immigrants are) overwhelmingly rural…(have) 4th, 5th, 6th-grade educations…don’t speak English…don’t integrate well…don’t have skills”, just like his maternal grandfather who pushed cart in Boston for 40-years and never learned English.

    The manly honor and “integrity” we all thought was present in Gen. Kelly simply isn’t. And it never was. He took his military career and any respectability and “integrity” he ever had, and handed it over to Trump when he agreed to work for that draft-dodging bastard in the first place.

    God, am I pissed.

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    • tengrain says:

      word up! What A.J. said!

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • A.J. says:

        Glad you liked it. When I saw that quote it just set me off. (Looking back I wish I had spent a couple more minutes checking my writing and grammar. Next time. I blame the porn-star fucking tax cheat.)

        And I thought of one more!

        “Said the man, a retired Marine, who SAID, and DID, NOTHING when the wife (and mother of his children) of a fellow Marine – an Iraq war combat Marine – was forcibly DEPORTED to Mexico separating both from their children, all caught on the major news network’s evening news that is fed 24×7 into your office.

        In the words of the “Rude Pundit”: I hope you die screaming!

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    • Bruce388 says:

      If you don’t mind, I copied this for possible future use in keyboard combat.

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  5. RWW says:

    Surreptitious recording inside the SITUATION ROOM of the White House? Let that sink in for a moment and think of the potential damage being done to our national security on top of all the stupidity and treasonous behavior openly shown by the Commander-In-Cheese.

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  6. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    I can’t believe that White House security is so lax!

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  7. HarpoSnarx says:

    Thanks Goopers. You got what you fucking voted for, May we NEVER let them forget it.

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  8. Osirisopto says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she had a visit from a group of men dressed in black who keep talking into their wrists.

    I think there justification for that, too

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  9. Bruce388 says:

    If FatNixon had a secure operation how would the Russians get the information they need?

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  10. Buttemilk Sky says:

    Can you help me please? I have never watched “reality” tv. Who in hell is this woman and why should I care?

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    • osirisopto says:

      Do you remember Dick Dastardly from the Wacky Races cartoon?

      She’s like Muttley. There for one reason and only one reason, to tell the audience it was time to laugh.

      She’s kinda like that but without the clearly defined purpose.

      After this she can go on to fulfill her true destiny, being a pathetic has-been form a third rate vaudeville show reliving the former glory of having the first three rows filled.

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    • tengrain says:

      Reality teevee aside, she was (at the time she was fired) an assistant to the prznint with the highest salary allowed by law in the White House, and literally no one knew what her function was.

      Rgds,

      TG

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