When 18th century English poet Mary Howitt scribed, “‘Will you walk into my parlour?’ said the Spider to the Fly,” she may have foretold the rise and fall of Omarosa Manigault-Newman in the public spotlight.
Manigault-Newman, fired from her position as a bridge from the White House to black colleges and universities, is now focusing her spidery silks on capturing an audience for her new book Unhinged.
Although most might say it is an autobiography, she describes it as an account of the Trump administration.
But it’s not going as well as imagined by the former Trump loyalist, as the legacy media doesn’t seem to be buying her ever-changing accounts. Some even have the audacity to question her integrity.
And it’s no wonder the incredulity persists.
An Omarosa Prerogative
Kicking off her Unhinged tour, Omarosa visited Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press, armed with the recording of President Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly, discussing reasons for her termination. Omarosa claims the meeting took place in the Situation Room, where no such recording devices or cell phones are allowed.
Heard on the tape is Kelly explaining that her “integrity” and “money” issues were alarming and if this were a military situation, it would “be a court-martial.”
“But just to understand, I’d like to see this as a friendly departure. There are pretty significant legal issues that we hope don’t develop into something that will make it ugly for you.”
Kelly was explicit that Trump did not know Omarosa was to be fired.
Todd asked if Trump knew about her being fired to which she replied, “No, I know he knows,” yet one day later, she told Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show she “didn’t know” if he knew.
Yep, the sticky silks were shot all over the studios of NBC as Omarosa rolled over Guthrie, barking at her to “calm down” as she began an epic role reversal of asking Guthrie questions in lieu of answering — it was almost a Fellini cinematic moment of fantasy intertwined with baroque imaging. And like the master of the dark film genre himself, Omarosa left everyone at NBC scratching their heads in attempting to understand what event in whose parallel universe they had just witnessed.
Lies, Damn Lies and Omarosa Lies
The legacy Fourth Estate was flummoxed. However, the 4.5 version of the media was alive and kicking out commentary. Or perhaps chewing it up and spitting it out, depending on whom you rely on for the truth.
LTo the many dozens of #journalists who called me, questioning @OMAROSA claim in her new book that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump took a note from me, put it in his mouth and ate it…I saw NO such thing and am shocked anyone would take this seriously.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) August 12, 2018
I’m in @Omarosa’s book on page 149. She claims to have heard from someone who heard from me that I heard Trump use the N-word.
Not only is this flat-out false (I’ve never heard such a thing), but Omarosa didn’t even make an effort to call or email me to verify. Very shoddy work.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 10, 2018
Of course, the Tweeter-in-Chief had to weigh in on his former Apprentice star’s deplorable behavior, calling her a “low life” and hinting that there was a “non-disclosure” agreement in place that Omarosa stomped on, wadded up, and possibly hurled at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as she was escorted out the gates.
Calling her “Wacky,” he let his thumbs fly on the tiny Twitter keyboard.
Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely see her but heard….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
While I know it’s “not presidential” to take on a lowlife like Omarosa, and while I would rather not be doing so, this is a modern day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
Will You Walk into my Parlour?
Omarosa has a 15-year history of loyalty and friendship with President Trump. A stalwart supporter who owes a debt of gratitude for rising to one of the highest positions in America. As she opined until recently, the man was a dynamo who gave a “woman of color” an unprecedented opportunity.
But all that changed as her alleged “serious” misdeeds were discovered. And that fall from grace is Omarosa’s to own outright. And how does she comport herself? Not with any decorum whatsoever.
She now claims the president is “a racist, a bigot and a misogynist,” that he is “unhinged” and has inferred that First Lady Melania is counting the days of her husband’s presidency.
Unhinged? It appears that perhaps it is Omarosa who suffers from a terminal case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Why anyone would willingly air a tape that has the chief of staff of the president, calmly and with restraint, explain one’s criminal wrongdoings, is beyond me. Wouldn’t the normal person be ever so humiliated of being caught?
Manigault-Newman has spun an expansive web of deceit and appears to believe that she will successfully extract revenge on President Trump and his right-hand man, General John Kelly. Will Trump walk into her parlor? No, he will stride into the tangled mesh wielding a big-ass can of Raid and fumigate what’s left of Omarosa’s poorly constructed trap.