As crazy as Omarosa Manigault is, she sure knows exactly what to say to make the left cheer.
Remember, this was a woman they absolutely hated until about five minutes ago, when she cleverly uttered the words “Trump and racist” without the word “not” in the same sentence and became their new hero.
Manigault, a thrice-fired former White House employee who became a household name after acting like a psychopath on “The Apprentice”, joins adult film actress Stormy Daniels in the left’s canonization of anyone who they think might help them take down Trump (or at least craft sensationalist headlines in the process).
Fresh of the heels of rambling on about the mysterious “n-word” tape, Manigault spoke to legendary race-baiter Al Sharpton over the weekend and cleverly played right to his audience.
By that I mean, she ramped the racial rhetoric up to eleven.
Here is the exchange:
SHARPTON: Let me ask this. In terms of diversity in the White House, I’ve been in this as you know a long time, [in] civil rights, I can’t think of a president, even [a] Republican, from Nixon on that didn’t have a black in the West Wing in at least the discussions, in the senior administrative leadership until now. You were the most public face there, and even there, they didn’t want you in a lot of the meetings that you insisted to be in as I read the book.Advertisement - story continues below
MANIGAULT NEWMAN: That’s right.
SHARPTON: He’s the first president that has outright excluded – he can call me and other activists racist all he wants — he’s the only one with a lily white inner circle. Am I right?
MANIGAULT NEWMAN: You’re absolutely correct — and it’s much much worse than people even realize. There’s 30 assistants to the president right now. There are none representing the African-American community. There are SESs as well as Schedule Cs that make up the bulk of the appointments to each of the agencies, and the diversity in the agency is very sparse, and, in fact, when we submitted candidates, they were rejected over and over again. And I will tell you that they haven’t even made an attempt to replace anyone in OPL to do the African-American outreach; they just kind of detailed a guy over for just three months, I think to do a little window dressing, but there is really no real commitment to diversity in the White House.
And he’s unapologetic about it because he’s completely contradicted the commitment he made when he did that campaign of “what do you have to lose?” Well, clearly we have to lose a voice, an advocate, someone who understands the issues and knows how to reach out to [the] community. We have a lot to lose, and in fact, we’re losing right now because Donald Trump is disingenuous about his engagement and his outreach, and in fact, I believe he wants to start a race war in this country.
When is the left going to try something new?