Even Late-Night Hosts Are Skewering 'Backstabber' Omarosa
If Omarosa Manigault-Newman thought that she was going to be greeted with open arms by the same people who embraced James Comey and Stormy Daniels, she had another thing coming.
Yes, the same people who have gone gaga for any other Trump-related turncoat seem to be kind of lukewarm when it comes to Omarosa, whose new book “Unhinged” offers plenty of salacious accusations against the president, at least 0.27 percent of them legitimately sourced!
Say what you will about the state of the post-Letterman, post-Leno late-night media landscape — at least they know low-hanging fruit when they see it, and they’re more than willing to reach for it.
Stephen Colbert, for starters, said that the White House was a “reboot of the Last Supper” featuring “all Judases.”
“Now we know for certain why Trump didn’t get a dog, because he knows the dog’s just going to write a tell-all, ‘White House-broken: My Ruff Tenure as a Presidential Pet,” Colbert said, according to Breitbart.
TONIGHT: The Apprentice Strikes Back! Omarosa reveals tapes she secretly recorded during her time in the White House. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/lkjAiHdZE0
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 14, 2018
Colbert also called Omarosa a “realtor giving you a business card at a funeral.”
Seth Meyers of the “Late Show” on NBC said that Omarosa was one of the sort of “con artists” that Trump surrounded himself with.
“Now that he’s bogged down in a ridiculous feud with an aide who’s as good as he is at orchestrating a reality show spectacle, Trump is suddenly slamming the credibility of somebody who was once one of his closest confidants,” Meyers said.
“You know what made Omarosa look legitimate? Putting her in the White House … I can’t wait until Trump’s forced to resign and President Mike Pence tweets, ‘Please ignore this disgruntled employee, he has no credibility.’
“This is what happens when you’re a con artist who surrounds himself with other con artists,” Meyers continued. “You think you’re picking everyone else’s pockets and then one day you reach for your own wallet and it’s not there and you look up and Michael Cohen‘s eating it.”
Jimmy Kimmel, meanwhile, made a quip about Omarosa’s decision to tape Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.
“If Omarosa was able to get secret recordings of Trump, Vladimir Putin knows every porn star name that he’s ever whispered,” Kimmel said.
And then there was Trevor Noah, who was again predictable:
“Seriously, though? Omarosa had to spend a year in the White House to learn that Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing? I can’t wait for her next book, ‘Donald Trump: Something’s Wrong With His Hair.’”
Alas, this kind of language isn’t a surprise. What is, however, is that it’s being used on a Trump backstabber for the first time.
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