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Trouble with lying: A matter of revealing the truth verses revenge

SUSAN K. SMITH | 8/20/2018, 8:11 p.m.
While there will be many people will probably order Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s book about the president. I will not be among ...

The goal of the liar is to take people down. Liars seek revenge; they punch as they have been punched, and if the president thought he was immune to an attack not unlike the types of attacks he launches he has learned and is learning that he is not.

Liars get theirs.

For her part, if Omarosa has told lies in this book, it will come back to haunt her. It is probably highly unlikely that she will get support, either, if she is taken down by the liar-in-chief, because as a Trump sycophant, she did nothing to cultivate and nurture relationships with many, but specifically with the African American community.

She didn’t seem to think the president was a racist this time last year. On television, Omarosa disrespected the office of the president by referring to him by his first name. “Donald is not a racist,” she would say.

Her tune has changed and ultimately, she may be the one who ends up bowing down to the former host of a reality show now the president. She and the president seem to be two birds of a feather. The lying of both of them will be their downfall, sooner or later.

The trouble with lies is that they usually do not result in a way that comforts the one who lied. If you’ve been lied on, the lies follow you for the rest of your life.

The song says, “Jesus will work it out!” That is a truth, and Omarosa is going to bear marks from the whipping she gets from this administration in ways they will find highly offensive.

Whatever happens to her professionally will be interesting to see, if she is guilty of anything – her taped firing by Kelly is being investigated. The president will seek, as she said “the ultimate revenge.”

But it is Omarosa who is seeking revenge now and the drama will be intriguing. Omarosa should have kept her mouth shut and written some other book, but she did not and the continuing MAGA saga continues.

Rev Dr. Susan K Smith is available to preach, and give workshops or hold seminars on the issue of how religion and politics have been ineffective in destroying racism. She is working on a book on the subject at this time. To book her, visit revsuekim@sbcglobal.net, or visit http://www.crazyfaithministries.org.