In a tweet, the man who claims he hires only the best people called one of his former employees a crazed, crying lowlife. He didn’t stop there. More about that in a moment. The subject of those acerbic assertions is Omarose Onee Manigault-Newman, familiarly known as Omarosa. She served in the Trump White House, until last December, as one of Trump’s most highly paid staffers.
In one of the administration’s numerous media spectacles, Omarosa was fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly. She, in turn, has written a book, “Unhinged,” released, yesterday, that purports to reveal a number of details about the inner workings of Team Trump. Not surprisingly, many of the tell-all memoir’s assertions are gossip-filled and unflattering to Mr. Trump.
In the reflexive way that Trump does, naturally he fired back. Even had he stopped at crazed, crying lowlife (he did not), there are critics who would insist that this is yet another example of the Racial-Slurer-in-Chief spouting one more takedown of a prominent African American. And said critics would have a substantive argument. Did I mention, however, that he did not stop there? He went on to tie a bow of closure on the tweet by calling Mrs. Manigault-Newman a dog.
Just so you can see the tweet in its entirety for yourself, here it is:
Donald J. Trump
“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!”
7:31 AM – Aug 14, 2018
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This one is pretty basic and just as clear. Did Donald Trump just call a black female a dog? Let’s understand that there is specific nomenclature for female dogs. Before you suggest that may be reaching, fall back, and consider his calling black football players sons-of-bitches…who should be fired. So, am I implying that he, in effect, called Mrs. Manigault-Newman a black b___h? I’m not implying anything. However, if you infer that’s what he meant, I understand. You can decide for yourself what he meant when referring to Omarosa. I won’t even deign to debate the point.
Meanwhile, in a White House administration that we now know has never had even one African American with an office in the West Wing (Thanks for the clarification Parris Dennard), yesterday the press secretary was unable, or at the very least, unwilling, to assert that there are no recordings of Trump using the N-word. In the words of Childish Gambino, “This Is America!”
During the course of yesterday’s press briefing, Sarah Sanders was asked if any recordings exist on which Trump is recorded using the N-word? Sanders said Tuesday that she could not “guarantee” that there are no recordings of President Donald Trump using the N-word.
“I’ve never heard him use that term or anything similar,” Sanders said in response to a series of questions from NBC’s Kristen Welker about whether he’s ever used the racial slur. Asked if she could promise that Americans would never hear him say it on a recording, she declined. “I can’t guarantee anything, but I can tell you the president addressed this question directly,” she said, though she acknowledged that she had never asked him the question herself.
If you have watched many of Sanders’ press briefings, you might be surprised at the number of questions she acknowledges she has never asked Mr. Trump. In the grand scheme of things, I’m not sure whether that ritual is a function of a timely game of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” or more broadly, a question of both of them assuming a posture of “ignorance is bliss.” In either event, it’s a curious thing.
There are a great many people who support Donald Trump. Some of them support him enthusiastically, and many of those support him regardless of what he does, or says, and a sizable segment of those, when confronted with deeds and words even they cannot defend, just pivot, and adopt the Trump mantra, calling any such examples fake news, and or hoaxes. God bless America…and God help those people.
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