Michael Cohen’s Intense 2016 Speech Defending Trump Against Charge of Racism a Flat Contradiction of Latest Claims


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Michael Cohen, former attorney for Donald Trump and newly reborn #Resistance member, said on Friday that he has personally witnessed Trump making remarks that are clearly racist, including that “black people are too stupid to vote for him.” But in a video obtained by Mediaite, Cohen can be seen in 2016 not merely defending Trump against being called racist, but vehemently delivering an impassioned, forceful, nearly 10-minute speech explaining in detail how and why Trump is not racist. Either he was lying one of those times, or Cohen didn’t think in 2016 that saying “black people are too stupid to vote for me” was a racist thing to say. Cohen’s 2016 remarks were delivered at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland, Ohio, at a event with Pastor Darrell Scott. Scott and Cohen co-founded the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, a 2016 campaign organization created to appeal to Continue reading "Michael Cohen’s Intense 2016 Speech Defending Trump Against Charge of Racism a Flat Contradiction of Latest Claims"

Omarosa Secretly Taped ‘Nearly Every Conversation’ She Ever Had at White House


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It wasn’t just the few conversations that she brought to news networks when her book came out that are in Omarosa’s stash of secretly recorded conversations from the White House, apparently. According to Axios, she recorded “nearly every conversation” that she was part of during her time there, especially those with “all of the Trumps,” it seems. Citing a source “who watched her make many of the tapes,” Axios explains that Omarosa used her personal cell phone to record the conversations, including those in the supposedly secure Situation Room in the White House. The source says that Omarosa would keep both her government phone and her personal phone on her person, and use the work phone for conducting business while recording with her own. “She would often press “record” on her personal phone — which she carried in her pocket or in a small purse,” the report says. And more. Continue reading "Omarosa Secretly Taped ‘Nearly Every Conversation’ She Ever Had at White House"

Omarosa Rails Against Trump Administration’s Lack of Diversity: It is Actually the White House


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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman believes Donald Trump‘s “White House” is “actually the white house,” since “there is no diversity. “ Omarosa, who made the comments while appearing on SiriusXM’s The Press Pool with host Julie Mason, has spent the last couple of weeks on an all-out crusade against Trump and his administration, as her new tell-all book discusses her mostly negative experience serving in the White House. “I was forced to go and do this interview after because they needed a black face from the administration,” Omarosa said of media appearances just after the Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist rally last year. “I did an interview on the day after his first remarks, and then, right after I went out there to defend him, the next day, Julie, he equivocated both sides, saying that there were good people on both sides.” “Do you know how humiliating it Continue reading "Omarosa Rails Against Trump Administration’s Lack of Diversity: It is Actually the White House"

On MSNBC, Omarosa Says Trump ‘Wants to Start a Race War’


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On Sunday, former top White House aide and reality star villain Omarosa Manigault ripped into President Donald Trump and accused him of wanting to start a race war. It happened during a conversation with Rev. Al Sharpton on MSBNC. “You know, when he called me that dog, I thought it was clear evidence, one, that he has absolutely no respect for the presidency,” Manigault said, referring to Trump’s tweet that came in the wake of Manigault’s new book UNHINGED. She continued on: “It was such a vulgar slur, and can you just imagine if he would say that publicly what is he saying about me and other Continue reading "On MSNBC, Omarosa Says Trump ‘Wants to Start a Race War’"

Ben Shapiro and Former Clinton Staffer Adrienne Elrod Agree On This Point About Media Coverage of Omarosa


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On Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz on Sunday, host Howard Kurtz spoke with conservative author and Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, USC Annenberg Media Center Director Christina Bellantoni, and former Director of Strategic Communications for Hillary Clinton, President of Elrod Strategies Adrienne Elrod about Omarosa Manigault Newman, her alleged “n-word” recording of President Donald Trump, and the media coverage associated with it. The panel of guests don’t seem like they’d have a lot to agree on, but in the case of Omarosa, they had several points of common ground. Especially, and importantly, the media’s week-long coverage of a tape that has not yet been played or heard, nor for which there has yet been any evidence offered: the infamous alleged n-word tape. The two general points being discussed, and they commingled, was whether the media gave too much coverage to Omarosa and why, and whether Continue reading "Ben Shapiro and Former Clinton Staffer Adrienne Elrod Agree On This Point About Media Coverage of Omarosa"

Ivanka Trump is Reportedly Not at all Thrilled With Getting the SNL Treatment


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Last year, Saturday Night Live skewered Ivanka Trump with a perfume sketch called “Complicit.” Yet the senior Trump aide and First Daughter was apparently not at all impressed, at least if Omarosa Manigault is to be believed. In an excerpt of Manigault’s new book UNHINGED obtained by People, Manigault claims Ms. Trump could not stop kvetching about it. “At the senior staff meeting, Ivanka couldn’t stop bemoaning it, how offensive it was, how ridiculous it was,” Manigault wrote. “We’d all been subject to SNL attacks … We’d all been hit, many of us in that same week’s show. But Ivanka would not stop talking about being ribbed. Like her father, Ivanka was thin-skinned and could not seem to take a joke.” SNL’s faux perfume ad features a narrator saying, “She’s powerful. She’s … complicit…She’s a woman who knows what she wants. And knows what she’s doing. Complicit. Continue reading "Ivanka Trump is Reportedly Not at all Thrilled With Getting the SNL Treatment"

Trump Reportedly Had a ‘F*cking Weird’ Debate With Vietnam Vets Over Napalm and Agent Orange


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The stories coming out of the White House just keep getting stranger and this one is no exception. And yes, it involves Omarosa Manigault. Back while President Donald Trump and Manigault were on speaking terms, Trump sent her to a White House meeting with veterans. The veterans saw having a former Apprentice contestant there, in lieu of the commander in chief, as a slap in the face. So then, a second meeting was scheduled which Trump attended. That meeting bizarrely turned the conversation to napalm and Agent Orange. The meeting took place on March 17, 2017. The Daily Beast reports that it went downhill fast.
After some vocal public shaming from military veterans and advocates, Trump, accompanied by Manigault-Newman, met with principals from various vets organizations in the Roosevelt Room on March 17, 2017. The event nearly degenerated into a uniquely Trumpian trainwreck. During this White House meeting, certain details Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Had a ‘F*cking Weird’ Debate With Vietnam Vets Over Napalm and Agent Orange"

Omarosa Struggles to Explain Why She Stayed on Team Trump Despite His Alleged Use of N-Word


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A TMZ interview with Omarosa Manigault got abruptly cut off when talked turned to why the former White House aide did not stop supporting Trump and remained on his team after she realized he had made a racial slur. It started after Harvey Levin pressed Manigault on why, if she believed that Trump had used a racist slur, why she remained Trump’s “fiercest supporter.” “When you said ‘that’s not true’ suggesting very clearly that you believed that Donald Trump had used the n-word, that was at a time that you were his fiercest supporter, with the knowledge that you believed, based on the tape that you recorded, that you believed that Donald Trump used the N-word,” Levin said. “That’s stunning.” Manigault said that after she had that conversation she was “on a mission” to find out if, in fact, it was true that Trump had made a racist Continue reading "Omarosa Struggles to Explain Why She Stayed on Team Trump Despite His Alleged Use of N-Word"

MSNBC’s Charlie Sykes: New Omarosa Tape Shows Trump Offered Cash to ‘Keep Her Mouth Shut’


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Omarosa Maingault Newman was on MSNBC this afternoon and brought a new audio recording with her. In this case, a tape of Lara Trump offering her a job. It was not the bombshell “n-word tape” over which so much media anticipation has been indulged. But, as the Weekly Standard‘s Charlie Sykes points out, it could be revealing in a different way. Host Craig Melvin turned to his guests after his interview with Omarosa and the airing of the tape. “You heard the conversation there between Manigault Newman and Lara Trump,” he said to Sykes. “What’s your take on this job offer?” “I think we ought to regard many of her allegations with a great deal of skepticism. She’s made some very explosive allegations that she has not provided evidence for,” Sykes began. “But this probably is exactly the way it sounds. And it seems completely consistent. That they Continue reading "MSNBC’s Charlie Sykes: New Omarosa Tape Shows Trump Offered Cash to ‘Keep Her Mouth Shut’"

Lock Her Up! Trump is Reportedly Telling Advisers He Wants Sessions to Jail … Omarosa


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Donald Trump is not handling the feud with former friend Omarosa Manigault Newman well, say insiders, and it’s because she knows exactly how to “troll” him. That’s the word from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, who spoke with current and former advisers to the President. After Trump apparently ignored advice from his inner circle and even the First Lady when he went on the warpath, advisers fear, reports Sherman, that “his rage at Manigault Newman is fueling irrational outbursts that bolster the claim in her book that Trump said the “n-word” during an Apprentice outtake.”
“He’s known her for 15 years and thinks it’s a personal betrayal,” the former West Wing official said. Others said Manigault Newman’s well-oiled media rollout ignited Trump’s fury. “She is doing everything perfect if her ultimate goal is to troll Trump,” another former official said.
Sherman reports that his sources say Trump is so Continue reading "Lock Her Up! Trump is Reportedly Telling Advisers He Wants Sessions to Jail … Omarosa"

CNN’s Gloria Borger: Trump and Omarosa Are ‘Two Peas in a Pod,’ ‘They Deserve Each Other’


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CNN’s Gloria Borger appeared on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin today as part of a panel discussion following the White House press briefing. On the topic of Omarosa Manigault and her credibility and allegations, Borger effectively described how Donald Trump and Omarosa are a perfect match who “deserve each other.” At the beginning of the discussion, host Baldwin played a clip of Omarosa saying that the President isn’t fit for the office he holds. It was on that point that Borger began her argument. “Just listening to that video you just played of Omarosa saying Donald Trump shouldn’t be president of the United States, having listened to Omarosa for years talk about how marvelous and how wonderful Donald Trump is, it makes me think that they’re––they deserve each other,” she said. “They are very much the same people in many ways.” She went on then to describe the Continue reading "CNN’s Gloria Borger: Trump and Omarosa Are ‘Two Peas in a Pod,’ ‘They Deserve Each Other’"

Outnumbered Hits Trump For Insulting Omarosa in ‘Terrible’ Tweets: ‘Why Use That Kind of Language?’


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On Outnumbered on Fox News Tuesday, Tweets from President Donald Trump referring to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a “dog” and other insults were, for a moment, the object of criticism. “My word,” said host Melissa Francis of the tweets. “What a terrible idea.” Francis wondered at the President’s word choice. “Why use that kind of language?” Co-host Lisa Boothe rushed the conversation away from Trump’s tweeted insults and toward their own takedown of the ex-Trump insider. After several rounds of conversation on Omarosa’s lack of credibility, an argument from Jessica Tarlov that Trump voters won’t be swayed by any racism on his part, and a good deal of bashing of the media for even covering the “clickbait” story of literal audio recordings of the President of the United States and top officials like Chief of Staff John Kelly and Trump campaign Senior Adviser Continue reading "Outnumbered Hits Trump For Insulting Omarosa in ‘Terrible’ Tweets: ‘Why Use That Kind of Language?’"

Soledad O’Brien Burns CNN For Calling Out White House Lack of Diversity: Where’s CNN’s Senior Black Staff?


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Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien landed a solid hit on the network Monday, after the CNN Politics Twitter account shared a story about diversity within the Trump administration. O’Brien turned the question back on CNN regarding their own leadership. ABC’s Jon Karl asked White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway about the topic on Sunday, following President Trump‘s public feud with former confidante Omarosa Manigault. “Who is the most prominent, high level adviser to the president on the West Wing staff right now?” he asked. Conway did not have a name. The CNN Politics tweet on the subject said “President Donald Trump has no black people in the senior White House staff.” O’Brien turned it back and asked about CNN’s own diversity in leadership roles, and for that matter in cable news overall.

Fox News’ Outnumbered Hits Trump For Hiring Omarosa: ‘Epic Bad Judgment’


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Fox News’s Outnumbered scolded President Donald Trump for hiring Omarosa Manigault Newman, and mocked his claims in a phone call to the former White House official that he hadn’t heard she had been fired. In a tape, secretly recorded by Manigault Newman and aired on NBC’s Today show this morning, Trump is heard claiming he was unaware that the Apprentice star turned White House official had been fired the day before by Chief of Staff John Kelly. “Riiiiight,” Fox’s Lisa Kennedy said, after airing the tape of Trump. “I don’t know if you watched the seasons of The Apprentice that she was on. Very entertaining and made a name for herself by being one of the first reality villains,” Kennedy said. “So I actually am maybe the least surprised person in the world that she took a recording device into that highly secured room.” Fox News host Continue reading "Fox News’ Outnumbered Hits Trump For Hiring Omarosa: ‘Epic Bad Judgment’"

Omarosa Says There Are More Tapes: ‘I’m Expecting That They’re Going to Retaliate’


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Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on MSNBC’s Velshi & Ruhle Monday — after President Donald Trump‘s brutal Twitter attack on her — and said she expected the White House to “retaliate” against her. MSNBC first aired the full audio recording of Manigault Newman’s firing by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, in which he cited “integrity issues,” and asked for a “friendly departure.” That’s after she released another tape on the Today show Monday morning of Trump expressing shock that she had been fired by Kelly. When asked by MSNBC’s Ali Velshi if she had more recordings, Manigault Newman replied, “Absolutely.” “Are you going to release them?” Velshi followed up. “I don’t know,” she replied. “I’m going to watch to see. They’ve been threatening legal action, they’re trying to figure out how to stop me, they’re trying to penalize me because I would not accept Continue reading "Omarosa Says There Are More Tapes: ‘I’m Expecting That They’re Going to Retaliate’"

Giuliani Blasts Omarosa: ‘What Kind of Ingratitude Is This?’


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President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani also decided to weigh in on Omarosa Manigault this morning. After saying there should be an investigation of Robert Mueller and James Comey, among others, he was asked to weigh in on Manigault taping John Kelly in the Situation Room. He said she’s violating “national security regulations” before adding that what she’s doing now is a violation of trust:
“Donald Trump made her. What kind of ingratitude is this?”

He also said if John Kelly really wanted to hurt her, he could’ve. Watch above, via Fox News. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Trump’s Attacks on Ex-White House Official ‘Wacky Omarosa’ Blows Up Twitter: ‘We Asked For This’


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It was inevitable: as Omarosa Manigault made the rounds on television trashing her former White House boss Donald Trump, the president took to Twitter to fire back in equally personal and bitter terms. The series of tweets aimed at Manigault was brutal — if predictably Trumpian — replete with insults, embarrassing anecdotes, and a nice revelation of his own incompetence.

Omarosa Rips Sarah Sanders: ‘She Lies to the American People Everyday’


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If there were such a thing as a Blogging God, then He or She would be smiling upon the Mediaite staff right now.  Because the Omarosa Manigault book promotion tour is just the manna from heaven to deal with typical mid-August doldrums. But nothing about the Trump era is typical, so here we are. During a fascinating interview on Today, the former three-time Apprentice loser turned Senior Presidential Advisor revealed lots of interesting facts and tidbits for you, dear reader, to enjoy here on our site. You may have already learned via released audiotape that President Donald Trump claimed to be completely caught unaware that his Chief of Staff John Kelly had fired her.  Or you maybe have learned that, in her esteem at least, President Trump is being “puppeted by Kelly. But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was not spared. When asked by Continue reading "Omarosa Rips Sarah Sanders: ‘She Lies to the American People Everyday’"

Trump Ruins ‘Wacky Omarosa’ in Brutal Tweetstorm: Staff ‘Hated Her’, She’s ‘Vicious, But Not Smart’ (UPDATES)


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President Donald Trump unleashed on Omarosa Manigault on Monday morning, soon after the former White House staffer appeared on the Today show to decry him as an unhinged racist unfit to serve as president. The tweet — which will likely add a few sales to Manigault’s upcoming book about her time in the White House — was brutal, even for Trump. “Wacky Omarosa,” Trump wrote, “who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time.” “She never made it, never will,” he continued. “She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely see her but heard….”

Dan Abrams: White House May Classify Taped Conversations to Keep Omarosa From Releasing Them


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Of all the shocking details revealed by Omarosa Manigault this weekend, the most unbelievable is that she flouted national security rules in secretly recording Chief of Staff John Kelly’s firing of her in the highly secure Situation Room. But wait, there’s more! Omarosa is claiming to have recorded many White House conversations, the contents of which may or may not be politically damaging to the White House. But according to ABC’s Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams, Omarosa may not be able to release these recordings if the White House decides to retroactively classify all conversations, regardless of the subject matter. The Mediaite founder opened his segment with anchor David Muir by claiming that it may have been wrong and a violation of rules for the former Apprentice contestant turned Senior Advisor to the President to have made these recordings, there was nothing that he saw that was explicitly illegal. But with Continue reading "Dan Abrams: White House May Classify Taped Conversations to Keep Omarosa From Releasing Them"