Omarosa Manigault Newman squandered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to affect positive change and influence the trajectory of American progress, according to President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law.
Lara Trump, who has worked as a senior adviser to Trump’s 2020 campaign since the earliest days of his presidency and is married to the president’s son Eric, said Manigault Newman forfeited a genuine opportunity to help people and later justified her firing by showcasing her “true colors” in the aftermath of her short-lived career as a White House adviser.
“Donald Trump has given people the opportunity to better themselves,” the president’s daughter-in-law insisted during a broadcast of Hannity on Fox earlier this week. “Here [Manigualt Newman] had this great opportunity squandered. It’s sad.”
Despite firing her three times on The Apprentice, President Trump gave Manigault Newman a fourth opportunity in 2017 — this time as an Oval Office insider. But the reality television star didn’t last long at this position and was summarily “escorted out” of the White House grounds and forced to resign for feuding with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
“What an incredible opportunity she wasted,” Lara Trump told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. “Obviously she has shown her true colors.”
Of course, interested parties could have discerned Manigault Newman’s “true colors” long ago. The 44-year-old has a habit of praising her sponsors and patrons until they grow tired of her unruly behavior, at which point she invariably rebels by leveling salacious accusations.
Troubled work history
In fact, after Manigault Newman worked in the office of Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration, her supervisor noted that she “was the worst hire we ever made.” In response, a spurned Omarosa later described the job as “a very difficult environment, because they don’t believe in training. They just kind of throw you in the fire.”
Ultimately, Manigault Newman was fired from four separate jobs within the Clinton administration, according to a report from People magazine. Cheryl Shavers, the former Under Secretary for Technology at the Commerce who worked with Omarosa, alleged that “she was asked to leave as quickly as possible, she was so disruptive. One woman wanted to slug her.”
After being unceremoniously ousted from the Trump administration, Manigault Newman wrote a vindictive tell-all about her experiences entitled Unhinged, wherein she reportedly alleges that President Trump was caught on audio tape using the “n”-word and that she was secretly fired because of her knowledge of the recording.
Forgive and forget
Of course, Manigault Newman’s resumé should come with a warning label cautioning that she may resort to wild, inflammatory accusations when crossed by her rivals or fired for cause. During appearances on Oprah and The View, a vengeful Omarosa accused fellow Apprentice contestant Ereka Vetrini of using the “n”-word, as well.
Producers for the show vehemently denied the accusation, just as they deny that President Trump ever used the slur while hosting the hit show.
But even with all of this bad blood and the chaos Omarosa leaves in her wake, Lara Trump was still willing to forgive and forget the new writer’s many mistakes.
“I wish Omarosa good luck,” Trump said, “because I think she’s going to need a lot of it.”