There is all sorts of drama surrounding the recent firing of Omarosa from her position as Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration. While Omarosa denies pretty much everything about the incident, she does admit that she and John Kelly, had a sit down discussion in the situation room at the White House and that she is no longer employed.
Rumors are running rampant that she lost her mind and tried to get to Trump in the residential area of the White House. There are also claims that the drama started not in the situation room but at one of the White House Christmas parties.
It’s unclear to me what Omarosa’s actual job duties were. It seems they were at least in part focused on her being some sort of bridge between the black community and the Trump administration. If that is the case, I don’t think she was very efficient at her job. To be fair, that was a Herculean task to begin with. Black voters went out to vote in record numbers on Tuesday’s special senate election to insure that Trump’s candidate, an accused pedophile would not be elected to the senate. Trump has been consistent in his racist beliefs since becoming president most notably regarding his stance against Colin Kaepernick who began the protest against police brutality against black men by taking a knee during professional football games during the national anthem. Also during the confederate monument debate he blatantly stated that there were good people on both sides, despite the fact that one of the sides was a white supremacy group. So I’d say that healing the racial divide in this country is not something that he is particularly helpful with.
Omarosa blames esteemed journalist, April Ryan for doing a hatchet piece on her on CNN, which she implied was fake news. According to April Ryan Omarosa threw a huge fit, tried to get to President Trump and had to be physically escorted off the White House property. The apparent final straw that led to her firing was her demands that she have total access to the president including walk in privileges to the Oval Office. In an interview with Michael Strahan this morning she was dodging a lot of questions saying that when the time is right she will have a great story to tell.
Following the interview, Robin Roberts commented that she is sure that Omarosa will be selling that story. Then she paused and looked at the camera and said. “Bye, Felicia.”
What are your thoughts on this situation? Is it me, or is this like a scene from The Apprentice?