It’s hard to forgive Omarosa Manigault Newman for her participation in selling out the Black community to an administration that is clearly adversarial to any and all forms of civil/human rights. Since she’s has been fired from the Trump Administration she’s attempted reconciliation with the Black community, which has largely gone ignored (and rightfully so). The Trump Administration, at every turn, has sought to strip away all civil rights available that could benefit communities of color.
Since she’s been fired, Omarosa has been showering us in a rain of anti-Trump stories. Yet, she is essentially telling us what we already know. Donald Trump is corrupt. Yes, Omarosa we know. Oil is greasy. Water is wet. None of this is surprising.
But her recordings, bear witness and provide further undeniable proof as to how corrupt the current administration is. It’s poetic, almost Shakespearean, that she is giving Trump exactly what he gives – unfazed, uncontrollable, outbursts of media-hungry commentary. She has been on almost every major news network this week, while she admittedly beats, “Trump at his own game.”
Still, I have no interest in advocating for a person that so easily plays with Black lives. Omarosa’s previous actions show that she is from the Tribe of Kanye aka the selfers. She’s in this fight for herself and always has been. Would we have heard the recordings if she was never fired? Who knows?
However, as much as I dislike her, those tapes are important and downright historic. Her tapes could ultimately be used in the current investigation into the Trump Administration’s unlawful activities. Considering how hard it is to get real justice in this country, we need as much evidence as we can get. Even if it comes from Omarosa.
And yes, I do get a little cozy feeling knowing that a Black woman is giving Trump a taste of his own medicine. I’m listening to every tape. No, she still can’t come to the cookout but she can drop off her tapes. I might, save her a tiny piece of chicken though. And it wouldn’t have sauce on it.
Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor is the founder of Our Legaci Press and the author of Rise and Shine, Dear Heart, a children’s book that provides encouragement to young girls, while showcasing diverse skin tones, shapes and sizes. Rise and Shine, Dear Heart is available for pre-order at OurLegaciPress.com/books.