MLK's Niece Wallops Omarosa: I've Talked With Her, She's Doing It for the Money


Former “Apprentice” star, Trump campaign adviser and fired White House official Omarosa Manigault-Newman recently restarted the clock on her 15 minutes of fame with the release of a new book titled “Unhinged” that savages her former boss and mentor, President Donald Trump, with a plethora of unsubstantiated smears.

Though she was quite literally hated and constantly maligned by the Democrat-aligned liberal media while working for Trump, Manigault-Newman is now held up as a hero by some on the left solely because she is trashing Trump. But one can’t help but wonder if the left would still unquestioningly accept the allegations put forward by Manigault-Newman if it turned out that she was only using the allegations to seek more attention and money.

That is a very real conundrum for Democrats and the media at large, and one that Dr. Alveda King — niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. — is praying hard about, as revealed in a piece she wrote for Newsmax.

King described how she had met personally with Manigault-Newman on a handful of occasions, at the White House, in the Rose Garden and during a tour with the president of the African-American Museum in Alabama.

“At no time, on any of these occasions, did Omarosa express any of the concerns we are hearing about now,” wrote King. “To the contrary, it’s such a shame that we live in in a society where someone would be comfortable writing things like what she is doing for money.”

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“It is sad and so troubling that many have shunned Omarosa for having a long-term business relationship as well as a friendship with POTUS to such an extent that she is now so desperate that she’s willing to tell lies for money and to seek the good graces of whoever is willing to buy into these allegations,” she continued.

“It’s so bad to see how far she’s fallen that it’s useless to even say anything negative against her. It is better to wish her the best and hope that as history continues to write itself, we will all learn the truth,” King stated. “It’s undeniable that President Trump has done his best with her and other business associates; putting confidence into them to make opportunities for all to flourish.”

And flourish Omarosa has, since being taken under Trump’s wing on “The Apprentice,” earning a spot on his 2016 campaign team and then being rewarded with a high-level position in the administration due to her loyalty … until the day it was discovered that she wasn’t as loyal as she had appeared and she was fired.

Noting that Manigault-Newman and Trump “were supposed to be friends,” King turned to Scripture for answers, and shared a rather relevant passage from the book of Psalms, 55:12-13, to be exact: “It is not an enemy who taunts me — I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me — I could have hidden from them. Instead, it is you — my equal, my colleague and close friend.”

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“It’s easy to fight people you don’t know but since they were colleagues and were on a first name basis, this one will require much prayer,” assessed King.

“As to the allegations? So what? Where’s the proof?” King asked. “It didn’t seem to bother Omarosa so much when she was cashing the paychecks.”

“No matter the outside pressure; she could have walked away any time. Or she could have been a better friend and pulled him to the side and said something if what was being done was inappropriate. We can respect people like that,” she continued.

In the end, King noted that despite the slings and arrows Trump has received from his enemies — and now supposed friends who have become enemies — he is nevertheless proceeding to make good on his many campaign promises, which King took a moment to highlight, such as jobs, the improved economy, historically low unemployment rates, increased protections for babies and children “inside and outside the womb” as well as the prospect for long-overdue prison and justice system reform measures.

King closed her piece by noting that prayer has also been allowed to make a return to the public square, and urged her readers and fellow Trump supporters to hold the nation and presidency up in prayer, as both America and Trump could use the support.

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What King wrote about Manigault-Newman is particularly hard-hitting, especially the parts about these smears of the president only emerging once the paychecks stopped rolling in, as well as the assessment that she is only going public with such allegations now to garner more attention and money from those who would give it to her.

While Manigault-Newman’s actual motivations behind her allegations are as yet unclear, King’s assessment is likely not too far off and is shared by a lot of people on all sides of the ideological divide. Whether the media and Trump-hating liberals take that into consideration as they continue to shower her with the attention and book sales she seeks remains to be seen.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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