You knew it was coming if nothing else, Omarosa Manigault Newman is a hustler and writing a book about her White House experience was a natural progression. It remains to be seen how well-received her book will be. Sean Spicer has had to cancel early stops on his book tour and been heckled at others. Omarosa may well face opposition for her book from the right and left, each feeling she betrayed them.
There’s no doubt she has a story to tell, it may pale however to the daily breaking news about Russia scandals and leaked information from Trump’s personal fixer who is preparing to tell tales of Russian collusion or his accountant who has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury. Omarosa’s tale about being shut out and having her role minimized isn’t likely to capture the news cycle. Her stories about how she stood up for black people behind closed doors and how she was mistreated won’t gain much sympathy either.
There is no escaping that she was a mouthpiece for Trump, repeating his lies and making up some of her own on his behalf. She treated her opportunity to influence White House policy like a reality game. And when the time came, she was fired, allegedly dragged out of the White House, trying to reach Donald to correct what must have been a grievous mistake. After her firing, she tried to fit in at the National Association of Black Journalists on a panel, but she didn’t want to talk about Trump and it didn’t go well. Evidently she couldn’t go home again.
Perhaps Omorosa knows some things the world needs to know? Publishers feared to give her a big advance because they fear her book won’t sell. She is a hustler though and may prove everyone wrong. She’ll do the talk shows, offer some tidbits, and for another 15 minutes, recapture some fame. “Unhinged” is published by Gallery Books and is due in bookstores on August 14th.