When the headline came across the wire that Omarosa Manigault-Newman released a secret recording of her firing, most expected it to have some dirt on Chief of Staff John Kelly or even President Trump. It definitely had dirt. Unfortunately for her, it was all on her.
The goal of releasing the tape was allegedly to clear her name of reports she stormed through the White House setting off alarms and had to be removed physically by the Secret Service. It was a story that most probably forgot about until now. Then, it was revealed in the tape that she was fired over serious “integrity issues.”
Here’s the important portion of the video.
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 12, 2018
Even leftist journalist Chuck Todd had to point out there’s nothing out of the ordinary with a Chief of Staff running the staff, as they’re supposed to do.
One portion the media is latching onto for headlines is her claim that President Trump is “mentally declined.”
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 12, 2018
This will likely help her sell more books, of course. But the cost to her own reputation is making it difficult to believe this was a good move in the long term. NY Post columnist Karol Markowicz summed the whole Omarosa ordeal up nicely in one Tweet:
The fact that Omarosa thinks this recording makes her look good in any way is the most lol part of this. Less lol is that freaking Omarosa was in the White House. https://t.co/ySMIAOeCvD
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) August 12, 2018