Trouble with lying: A matter of revealing the truth verses revenge
SUSAN K. SMITH | 8/20/2018, 8:11 p.m.
Crazy Faith Ministries
While there will be many people will probably order Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s book about the president. I will not be among them.
Manigault-Newman, who upon being appointed to the president’s cabinet after he was elected in 2016 said during an interview with USA Today, “Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump” has written a tell-all book, Unhinged, which does not depict him in a favorable light.
The former director of African American outreach for the Trump administration, in that same interview, said, “It’s everyone who ever doubted Donald, whoever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It’s the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”
Manigault-Newman – known nationwide by her first name, Omarosa – is now seeking revenge on the man she apparently thought had a seat next to God. She promises to expose the real Donald Trump in ways that will shock and titillate readers. In a recent interview she said that the current administration lies and that the president is a racist, a misogynist and a bigot.
She also said that she was complicit in the effort of the Trump administration’s deception of the country he swore to protect, adding that everyone in the White House lies.”
Omarosa’s current opinions about the president, while they may be true, have a hallow ring. Before she was fired by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, she was a Trump groupie. It was difficult for me to understand what her actual role was. But what it wasn’t difficult for me to see was that Omarosa was fickle and not someone I should trust. In my gut I felt that all someone had to do was get on her bad side, and all kind of venom would come spilling out.
It seems that the president liked her in general but specifically because she was a hound dog for those whom she loved and respected. Since she did both for the president, he probably believed that there was nothing he could do that would make her turn on him.
Omarosa and the president seem to have been cut from the same cloth. They both like, they both have delusions of grandeur, both are self-seeking and self-serving – and are extremely concerned with their public images. People like that fight back similarly when someone challenged them, and they will fight dirty with anybody. While the president may at some point in time seek a pardon for himself and for those who worked for him, both he and Omarosa seemingly have forgotten that what one puts out into the universe comes back in one way or another. Omarosa has shown “who she really is.” Maya Angelou said, “Once someone shows you who they (sic) are, believe them.
Lies can be and are told in certain situations; everybody does. The lies don’t bother the liar until one of their lies comes back to hit them in the gut, and usually the people closest to you know just enough to make up a story and tell it in a way that makes people want to take others down.