One of the features of the Trump administration is that it appears to be a reality TV show with the president — who is a former reality TV show star at the helm — and people like Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality TV show star who became a top White House aide to Donald Trump, and others, are actors in this neverending shitshow. Because once they get tossed off the island in this nightmarish reality TV show, they learn that loyalty to Trump is a one-way street. And, Lordy, there are tapes.
Omarosa revealed to Michael Cohen — Trump’s former lawyer and fixer — on his podcast Mea Culpa that she has multiple secret tapes of Lara Trump “bad-mouthing” members of the president’s family.
Omarosa said in a clip of the podcast, “Let’s be clear, I have Lara badmouthing Ivanka, I have Lara badmouthing Donald, I have Lara badmouthing Melania.”
“The reason why Lara doesn’t say much about me is because if she recalls all the conversations we had, particularly when we were on the Women for Trump bus, she was saying some things that I think the family would be quite interested in,” the former White House aide said.
Oh, and there’s this:
The tape which Omarosa claims was made on December 16, 2017, just days after she had left the White House, corroborates claims she made in her book about receiving an offer from the president’s re-election campaign, which she later called “hush money.”
In her book, Omarosa wrote that she was offered the White House position in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement, but she refused to sign Trump’s NDA.
“When I left the White House I did a couple of interviews, and I made it very clear that I had observed things that were very disturbing and I was very interested in sharing those things and very shortly after those interviews was when Lara called me to try to in fact buy my silence, whatever it was she thought I was going to share, it disturbed her enough to call me and to make that offer,” Omarosa told Cohen.
“And she was explicit, we will pay you this money, but you can’t be saying those things, those bad things,” she continued. Omarosa went on to say that Lara was “all over the place” and suggested that someone had “coached” her and given her “talkers,” according to the Daily Mail. “She said you can’t say those things; it sounds like you have something in your back pocket.”
“Donald Trump uses everyone, I don’t think I’m unique in the equation,” she said. “I think that he’s exploited you (Cohen), I think he’s exploited the evangelicals, I think he’s exploited black Christians and supporters. He uses everyone, and everything is so transactional for him.”
We noticed that, too. Amazingly, Trump is so obvious to most of us, but others don’t see it until it’s too late. Trump supporters prop him up as some sort of God, but he’s quite the opposite. Trump is a malignant narcissist that manipulates and abuses people.
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