Omarosa Manigault Newman is spilling all the tea from her time at the White House. Over the weekend, the former aide and reality TV star released a recording of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her in the Situation Room. But Omarosa didn’t stop there.
In her new book, Unhinged, Omarosa writes that John Kelly stopped her efforts to get more relief aid for Puerto Rico after Hurricane María ravaged the island last September. She goes on to say that both Kelly and Trump used derogatory terms to describe Puerto Ricans multiple times. Omarosa also writes that Kelly blamed the crisis in the island on Puerto Rico’s “already screwed-up” infrastructure during a meeting and claimed that the Puerto Rican government was trying to use the tragedy as a political tool to get more funding from the federal government, according to NBC News.
It should come as no surprise that the president used pejorative words toward Puerto Ricans; this is after all, the same man who disrespected an island after playfully tossing rolls of paper towels at hurricane victims. And we can’t forget that the first time he addressed the nation after Hurricane María, all he did was focus on Puerto Rico’s massive debt and infrastructure, or when he said Hurricane María was not a real disaster in a press conference. (When he made those comments, the Puerto Rican government had placed the death toll at 16 – something that people on the island largely dismissed.)
While Omarosa did not say what terms Trump and Kelly used, we can only imagine what they say behind closed doors if 45 is willing to call people “dogs” and “animals” in public spaces. Still, the Twitter-sphere had lots of thoughts about her confessions. Check out a few below.