White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders laced into treacherous former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Sunday for making a secret recording of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.
“The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room shows a blatant disregard for our national security,” Sanders said, “and then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee.”
Sarah Sanders slams Omarosa for security breach
Omarosa was welcomed by the liberal media with an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, when she told host Chuck Todd that she made several secret audio recordings to “protect” herself, including one of Kelly dismissing her, which she played on air. But Sanders slammed Omarosa on Sunday for compromising national security by making the secret recording in what Omarosa said was the one and only Situation Room.
“Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations,” Sanders said. “It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks.”
Kelly fired the former Apprentice star and one-time friend of Trump in December in a meeting that Omarosa said made her feel threatened. In a recording of the encounter, Kelly can be heard discussing “integrity issues” with Omarosa’s conduct and appears to warn of legal consequences.
In addition to Sanders, national security experts also criticized Omarosa for the security breach. Phones and recording devices are not allowed in the Situation Room, former CIA official Ned Price said; staffers are trusted to follow security protocols, but Omarosa apparently betrayed that trust.
“It’s a system built on trust. These are supposed to be the finest public servants we have. The [White House] wasn’t designed for the Omarosas of the world. Sad we now have to accommodate them,” said Price, a former Special Assistant to Obama and CIA official who also questioned why the conversation took place in a room where the most important military and foreign policy discussions are held.
Back-stabbing “lowlife” shares secret WH recordings
Omarosa has shot back into the news cycle as of late as she works to promote her upcoming tell-all book, Unhinged, which reportedly includes accusations that the Trump administration is racist, corrupt, and incompetent. Omarosa shared another secret recording with Today on Monday of a conversation she had with Trump the day after her firing, during which Trump appeared surprised and dismayed to hear that Kelly fired her.
“You know they run a big operation, but I didn’t know it,” Trump apparently said. “I didn’t know that. G*****n it. I don’t love you leaving at all.”
Omarosa also told NBC on Sunday that she has heard a recording of Trump using the “n”-word, a claim she also makes in her book — although she claims not to have heard the tape until after the book, which will be released Tuesday, went to print. The news of Omarosa’s back-stabbing prompted Trump to call her a “lowlife” to reporters on Saturday and “wacky” in a series of tweets about her treacherous behavior on Monday.
“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,” Trump tweeted. “Sorry!”
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
Like Sean Spicer and James Comey, it looks like Omarosa is just another circus act who is putting personal profit from her book before her own honor. A low-life, indeed.