Former White House aide and quasi-recognizable reality TV star Omarosa Manigault revealed some shocking news on a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother: things in the Trump White House are pretty bad.
And last night on his show, comedian Stephen Colbert offered a response: No shit.
Like most of Trump’s staffers, Omarosa’s tenure in the Trump administration was short-lived. And, like most of Trump’s former staffers, she has embarked on a public redemption tour in an attempt to wash off some of the Trump stink that clings to her.
Her first stop: the friendly confines of shitty television.
On Celebrity Big Brother, Omarosa told fellow contestant Ross Matthews that she was “haunted” by Trump’s tweets; when asked about the future of the country, Omarosa replied “It’s going to not be okay, it’s not […] It’s so bad.” (Omarosa: Welcome to the Resistance.)
Stephen Colbert was not interested in Omarosa’s assessment, saying “I believe you. I had an inkling things weren’t going to be okay when Trump hired Omarosa to work in the White House.” Regarding Omarosa’s claim that she was “haunted” by Trump’s Twitter activity, Colbert responded sarcastically, “Oh really? Oh really, you were haunted? Out here it’s been the Trumpetyville horror.”
It would seem that someone who failed to win a nonexistent job on a reality TV show – three separate times – could hardly be considered a worthy candidate for a real job in the White House. But in keeping with his personal brand of failing upward, Trump nonetheless hired Omarosa as a White House aide.
Omarosa’s tenure in the White House was largely unremarkable, but she nevertheless managed to make headlines on a few separate occasions. The Washington Post reported in June that Omarosa had sent out invitations to the Congressional Black Caucus and signed them “the Honorable Omarosa Manigault,” a curious title considering she’s not a judge.
Omarosa also raised some eyebrows when she claimed in a PBS Frontline interview that “[e]very critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump […] It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”
Ultimately, even that alarming display of dictatorial instinct couldn’t save Omarosa’s job – she was fired and, according to the New York Post, had to be “physically dragged” from the White House.
[via The Hill]