WASHINGTON: As we go into day six of the Omarosa hysteria, let’s talk about the dog. And when the dog gets her day. The lowlife dog of the President’s tweet. The President, knowingly or unknowingly, was paraphrasing Shakespeare in his tweet about the former White House Staffer:
When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
In Hamlet, Shakespeare writes Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew, and dog will have his day. [1600-1 Shakespeare Hamlet v. i. 286]
My father – older than Trump but not as old as Shakespeare, would say when discussing people that are less than nice:
“Don’t worry Jack. Every dog gets her day.”
Omarosa – the dog gets her day when fired by Kelly in December 2017
WH confirms Omarosa has resigned. pic.twitter.com/F56UMzh4NF
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 13, 2017
Omarosa Manigault’s firing back in December was defined by The Cut as “dramatic, messy, and confusing.” The reasons for her firing were many. However it was lumped into a ball of integrity violations.
Including assuming that the White House was there for her use and at her disposal – from getting to work to getting to her wedding.
[White House chief of staff John 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 pick-up and drop-off service, something strictly forbidden by the federal government, according to three administration officials.
Fired, Omarosa turns her Bitch Switch against Donald Trump and her White House colleagues
And thanks to Donald Trump of the Apprentice, Candidate Trump and then President Trump, Omarosa has had plenty of days in the limelight. Like Kim Kardashian, Omarosa has become a ‘celebrity’ by being, not doing. In her case, Omaros’s claim to fame has been being a bitch, as evidenced by her book “The Bitch Switch” in which she, purportedly, tells readers how to turn on, and off, their bitch to their advantage.
Having been fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly, Newman has conveniently waited more than six months to turn on her bitch switch in what is being heralded as a largely sensational, and sometimes downright false, tell all tomb.
In fact, she says the firing was hostile and that she felt threatened:
“But what’s interesting is, they take me into the Situation Room, the doors are locked. They tell me I can’t leave. And they start to threaten me, put fear in me, to put me under duress.”
Maybe they went into the Situation Room because it was private and not open to prying eyes? Or that the weight of being in this historic room would help keep Newman, known to switch on the bitch at the drop of the hat, from “acting” out? Maybe it is that recording devices are not allowed, at any time, in the Situation Room.
Or maybe, with the White House going through a series of renovations over the last year, it was the only private space available. In those immortal words, what difference does it make?
The problem is that it seems that what she is telling is stories. And her “sensational tape?” Oh to have been fired even once with the grace and kindness exhibited by General Kelly. Kelly clearly says she was being fired for “integrity violations”:
Kelly continues to say to Newman:
“If we make this a friendly departure … you can look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation and then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.” Every dog will have its day –
Listening to the end of the above video, White House Correspondent April Ryan says that Rep. Elijha Cummings has said that Newman taping conversations within the White House, West Wing and , specifically the Situation Room, is a security violation.
Politico writes (Kelly increasingly isolated as Porter scandal rages on) of the winter White House firings that:
And in December, he dismissed the former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, Omarosa Manigault Newman, 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 Newman 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.
Omarosa’s biggest skill may be burning bridges
Kelly Ann Conway, officially a Counselor to the President of the United States since 2017 says Newman isn’t just trying to discredit President Donald Trump. The reality show personality is a non-stop crusader for the promotion of her brand, and for that publicity and payback, she’s willing to embarrass and expose her former colleagues along the way.
She may find this latest stunt serves to not discredit the President, John Kelly or anyone in the White House, but it might portend that this dog will finally get her day.
In interviews Conway spoke of Newman as someone she “considered a colleague and a friend for a very long time,” noting that she was involved in planning her bridal shower. That bridal shower was itself controversial as Newman hi-jacked the White House, reportedly bringing 39 members of her bridal party to the West Wing for a photo shoot. Newman so enraged the White House with that stunt that she was legally barred from sharing those pictures.
Both Kelly Ann Conway, Katrina Pearson and Sarah Huckabee Sanders were among the 150 guests of the wedding which was held at the Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. Though invited, President Trump was at Mar-A-Lago that weekend, hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Wedding moved from Pastor Newman’s Jacksonville parish to DC Trump Hotel
Newman’s new husband is the Pastor of The Sanctuary church of Jacksonville, Florida. Instead of celebrating his wedding amongst his parishioners, the 71 year old was forced to move the nuptials to DC by the bride who cited “security issues” claiming she had received death threats.
In reality, the dog’s fleas were abandoning their host and her bridesmaids were stepping out of the wedding, including April Ryan, who Omarosa had a very public feud with. Now those who support Trump and disagree with April have something in common.
“I always thought I had a good relationship with her,” Conway said. “So I want to say, she never pulled me aside, said to me, ‘Hey, I heard the president say this and I don’t know what to do with it.’”
Newman’s personal brand of psychological warfare laid waste to the Ready for Hillary Clinton campaign for whom she worked during the 2016 election.
She did switch sides, taking an opportunistic position with the Trump campaign. However, reports are that Clinton Campaign staffers would wake up every morning bracing themselves for whatever potentially embarrassing missive might be made public.
Former senior staffers also said they felt safer because Manigault Newman was not included in small, high-level meetings. And they doubted that she taped the one broader senior staff meeting that she attended, which included about 25 people.
“But if I was on the communications staff, where she was interacting more with people,” said another former senior administration official, “I can see how people might be nervous.”
Previous to this latest firing, Newman has been fired from four government jobs and from The Apprentice multiple times. Then Omarosa Manigault held several jobs in Bill Clinton’s White House. During her tumultuous tenure she worked at the White House personnel office, the Commerce Department and answered invitations received by then-Vice President Al Gore.
Newman difficult to work with personality hangs over her like a nasty stormy cloud, visible to everyone. Cheryl Shavers, the former Under Secretary for Technology at the Commerce Department, recalled that
“Manigault was asked to leave as quickly as possible, she was so disruptive.” Adding “One woman wanted to slug her.”
Newsman’s touch and go relationship with sanity is highlight in this recolleciton, by Trump hater, late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel as reported by Fox News (Jimmy Kimmel recalls when Omarosa abruptly left his show: ‘There’s clearly something wrong with her‘)
In April 2004 Manigault Newman was set to sit down with Kimmel on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” However, before the host had his chance to interview her, Manigault Newman stormed off when she saw a lie detector test set up ahead of the show and assumed it was for her, Kimmel told the publication. In fact, it was for another segment.
“I remember thinking it’s better this way,” Kimmel recalled. “I didn’t want to have her on the show. The woman — there’s clearly something wrong with her.
Her descent into obscurity will be when the dog gets her day
It is time to let her slip into reality show obscurity and for the media, from CNN to Fox, to stop the hysteria. Dog is not a racial insult however Omarosa has proven herself to be an insult to integrity.