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

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.

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, or visit


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