I don’t love or hate the fact that Omarosa Manigault is spilling #AllTheTea. Half of me thinks this is all absolutely moronic and a complete sideshow. The other half of me is like “well, it’s all part and parcel of how everything is stupid and corrupt now, and this is an easily digestable way to prove that” The Trumps have some kind of weird anti-Midas Touch – everything they touch turns to chaos, jingoism and incompetence. I mean, it was stupid for Trump to hire a failed reality star to have some sort of vague White House position. It was even dumber to give her free reign of the WH for the better part of a year. And it was even dumber still to know that Omarosa is exactly the kind of person to tape EVERYTHING and then use all of those tapes for a book. There is no side to take here: Omarosa is a terrible person, but so are the Trumps, so just sit back and watch them BE stupid.
So here’s the latest: Omarosa has claimed for some time now that after Chief of Staff John Kelly fired her, the Trumps offered her a do-nothing job which would basically be a monthly pay-off for her silence. Because they knew Omarosa had been keeping tabs on all of their bullsh-t, and since this is a reality show, they behaved like reality-show villains. And now Omarosa is playing the tapes: Lara Trump, who is a true-believer Deplorable married to Eric Trump, was the one they sent to offer Omarosa a deal. That deal? $15,000 a month to vaguely work on Trump’s reelection campaign. Lara even seems apologetic that they can’t offer her more, but it’s because the hush money has to come from the campaign and “small-money donors.” Congrats, Trump-donors. Your money is going towards paying hush money to Trump’s porn star mistresses and failed reality stars.
Here’s the video of Omarosa’s reveal, to MSNBC. Around the 2-minute mark is when you can hear the call.