Omarosa Manigault assured Greta Van Sustren, “I know (Trump) personally, and certainly he is not a racist.”
That was Manigault’s take when she was on Team Trump, before she became the disgruntled former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison following her December departure from the White House.
In the last two weeks, Manigault has promoted her new book with allegations the president is a racist, and it’s easy to see why some are questioning her credibility. Conservative YouTube personality Mark Dice offered the most obvious example of the reality television star’s contradicting comments in a video posted to Twitter Sunday.
Omarosa before trying to make a quick million off the useful idiots she's hoping will buy her book: "I know him personally, and certainly he is not a racist." pic.twitter.com/vNQPhKGfvu
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) August 13, 2018
“Omarosa before trying to make a quick million off the useful idiots she’s hoping will buy her book: ‘I know him personally, and certainly he is not a racist,’” Dice posted with a video of Manigault’s conversation with Van Stustren.
“I’m going to take him at his word, particularly him saying these comments were misconstrued,” Manigault said, defending Trump. “I also think it’s important that I know him personally, and he is certainly not a racist, he doesn’t have issues with people of color, and I think it’s important to note he will not become the poster child for racists in this country …”
Either Manigault was lying then, or she’s lying now. Or she’s simply seeking media attention any way she can get it, and the media is hyper-focused on all things negative about the president.
In her new book, Manigault claims she heard from someone who claimed to have heard a recording of Trump using the n-word during his time on The Apprentice. Then, in promoting the book, she alleged to have actually heard the recording herself, though she hasn’t released the alleged evidence to the public.
“Once I heard it for myself, it has confirmed what I feared the most, that Donald Trump is a con and has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities,” she said on NBC’s Meet The Press. “But when he talks that way, the way he did on this tape, it confirmed that he is truly a racist.”
It wasn’t the first time that she’s contradicted herself.
Manigault insisted during an interview on Nightline in December that “Donald Trump is racial, but he is not a racist,” CBS Los Angeles reports.
She also defended Trump against comments he made in response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last August.
“The things that he says, the types of pushback he gives, involve people of color. These are racial exchanges,” she said. “Yes, I will acknowledge many of the exchanges – particularly in the last six months – have been racially charged. Do we then just stop and label him a racist? No.”
Ironically, that’s exactly what Manigault is now doing with her new book.
“There’s a lot of very corrupt things that are happening in the White House, and I am going to blow the whistle on a lot of this,” she told Savannah Guthrie in a condescending interview on the Today Show on Monday.
Guthrie played a different clip of Omarosa denying Trump is a “racist.”
Trump, of course, isn’t taking the attack lightly, and has repeatedly pushed back against “Wacky Omarosa” on Twitter.
“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. Sorry!” Trump posted.
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. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
“Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, not 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 really bad things,” Trump wrote.
“Nasty to people & would constantly miss meetings & work. When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & noting but problems. I told him try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me – until she was fired!” he posted.