I find the persistent coverage of the "Omarosa Saga" unfortunate. In light of everything else going on, this is hardly newsworthy. And certain 'journalistic' claims are just plain silly. Stephen Colbert did a nice job pointing out how you can't have it both ways:
The whole cycle is more proof that as a nation obsessed with TV and celebrity, WE are partially (or maybe wholly) responsible for this. In a past post (that got ZERO response) I jokingly attacked the unwatchability of daytime TV. And while daytime TV may be harmless, it did at one point spawn the possibility of Oprah running for president, a possibility which Oprah herself declined, but spoke volumes of what is enough for Americans to consider presidential qualifiers. Things like a Trump presidency and the Omarosa-saga are what happens when celebrity breeds status.
Just another Reality TV politician.
"When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!"
This typical bit of grade school eloquence is consistent with things we've already seen dozens of times or more. But I've seen some articles claim this petulant quip is further evidence of Trump's racism. Really? I've heard a lot of racist epithets in my day, but "dog"? "Dog" has to be one of the tamest insults around, though I'm surprised that PETA hasn't complained that the comparison is an insult to canines everywhere.
The important piece of information here is not that Trump might be a racist. We already have enough evidence for that. What's relevant is this: "When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House..." .
Yeah, what idiot gave some attitudinal Reality TV person a position in the White House? Isn't that irresponsible and even dangerous? Might not someone of this temperament do something that could compromise our security in some fit of pique? How does a modicum of TV stardom qualify them for such a position? Aren't there many more qualified people to consider first?
The sad thing about this saga is that it's not newsworthy because it's just more of the same thing.....only with a darker face and more vindictive reaction. But really, how many people have left this administration, been fired, or are under investigation......or even criminally charged? The list is depressingly long, but not surprising for a president like Trump. He is the "Lowlife in Chief", who has surrounded himself with a cadre of sycophantic lowlife toadies.
Well, at least there's ONE less Reality TV person in the White House ...............leaving just one more to go. Hopefully soon.