Savannah Guthrie interviewed Omarosa Manigault-Newman on Today this morning, and watching it is like watching an Evil Queen from a Disney movie get interviewed by the step-daughter she poisoned last week and is still in the process of trying to kill.
Omarosa has a new book coming out called Unhinged which is basically a Burn Book of her time in Donald Trump‘s White House. Savannah tried to get her to talk all about it and the result was a tense 12 minutes of Omarosa saying, “It’s in the book, bitch!” “I should let you know, I am recording this conversation,” Savannah joked at the top of the interview, referencing Omarosa’s recorded firing and her other alleged secret tapes of Donald. Omarosa chuckled, but it pretty much steamrolled downhill from there. On a positive note, it was nice of Omarosa to take time from rehearsing for Dancing with the Stars to do this interview. That’s why she’s wearing that dress, right?
Omarosa debuted a new tape on the show which was a conversation with Donald Trump just after she was fired, in which he claims he had no idea it happened. Savannah asked Omarosa if she believed Trump actually did know she was getting the boot and she interrupted Savannah saying:
“Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait Savannah: who is the ‘they’ in the tape?–You can’t ask the question and then ask another question without my answer.”
Savannah then rattled off a few yes or no questions: “Okay, do you think the President lies often?” “How long have you known that?” “Why would you work for him?” Welp, getting three questions lobbed at her one after the other really spun Omarosa around and she snapped back at Savannah:
“Savannah, slow down… I’m gonna answer your question, don’t worry, I’m here, I’ve got all the time you need. So you don’t have to ask 10 questions in one second, it’s okay.”
Savannah asked Omarosa how she managed to get a recording in the Situation Room since she’s no James Bond and the White House is supposed to be, you know, kind of a secure place. Omarosa wouldn’t really answer and when Savannah, pressed her, she changed the subject and painted herself as the savior in American politics we all know she isn’t:
“There’s a lot of very corrupt things going on in the White House and I am going to blow the whistle on a lot of this,” she said.
The full interview is a mess and includes these other choice quotes from Omarosa: “Calm down.” “So what’s the question, Savannah?” “I answered that question, Savannah, so what’s the next question?”
In response to Omarosa using the next week for promoting her book and torching the President, Trump simply called her a “lowlife.” And Press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, issued a statement saying that Unhinged:
“is riddled with lies and false accusations… It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the president during her time in the administration.”
Omarosa writing a tell-all book is right on schedule for the sloppiest presidency of human existence, but I’m not getting on board this Hot Mess Express just yet. If Omarosa wants me to give her money for her secrets then she better find some better ones. Get me a pee-tape. Get one of the women who for some reason agree to fuck him to talk about his penis size and shape. Come on, Omarosa, give the people what they really (don’t) want!