Omarosa – What Trump Thinks About His Chosen “Liaison” To Black Americans
I did not watch the Apprentice. In fact, until campaigning in 2016, I barely ever heard the name Donald Trump. I saw him on television touting the “Birther” claims and thought of it as a circus. Barack Obama could have been born in a plane flying over Germany. His mom was still a natural born U.S. Citizen which according to federal law, makes him a United States citizen. In other words, I paid little attention to that nonsense.
Yes, I heard that he owned some casinos and hotels. Not being a New Yorker, I had not heard of Trump Tower until 2016. Back around1998, I knew that Trump attempted to team with Jessie Ventura who was then governor of the State of Minnesota, and that he was considering a run for the presidency. I didn’t pay that much attention.
With the recent news about Omarosa, I didn’t pay it much attention at first. I can’t keep up with the names of the people who have gone through the revolving door of Trump’s administration. What did peek my interest however, were Trump’s recent tweets about Omarosa.
Yes, I find his arrogant and condescending name-calling as signs of immaturity, insecurity, inadequacy, and completely unprofessional. There are people who find Trump’s name calling of Omarosa as an offense to all women. I don’t disagree. What I do see however, is something that goes much deeper. It goes into Trump’s attitude about citizens. Here’s an analogy …
Let’s imagine that parents did not support Trump for president. Their interests in parenting, whether it be custody issues, education, health, nutrition, capture and prosecution of child sex abusers, are all packed under the one category of “parental rights”. Trump wants to try to win parents over to support him.
In July 2016, Omarosa announces that she had been named Director of Parental Outreach.
In December 2016, Omarosa was announced as one of nine additional members to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.
On January 3, 2017, it was reported that Omarosa would join Trump’s White House staff, focusing on public engagement. In her interviews, Omarosa says that she hopes parents who voted Democrat will follow her lead in changing to the Republican Party. All of her duties center on speaking or taking part in conferences that deal with parental rights.
In December 2017, Omarosa is terminated from her position with the White House.
(Date reference sources via Wikipedia)
Now having written a book about her experience working in the White House, Donald Trump responds by tweeting that Omarosa said wonderful and powerful things about him and was a champion for parental rights. On Twitter, Trump proceeded to call her a “lowlife,” “wacky,” “not smart” and “dog.”
What does that say about what Donald Trump thinks about parents? Think about it. If Donald Trump was sincere about the issues of parental rights, respected parents and truly wanted a liaison between them and the White House, why would he hire someone who he says is a “lowlife,” “wacky,” “not smart” and a “dog” to be that liaison?
Now, let’s consider what Omarosa was hired for – a liaison between Black Americans and the White House. Using the above analogy, what does Trump’s assessment of Omarosa say about what he thinks regarding Black Americans and their concerns on issues of civil rights?
If you want to actually look into the heart of the matter, you can replace “civil rights” with other rights and see that he is satisfied describing a “liaison” as a person who is a lowlife, not smart, wacky, a dog. Some folks think that dogs are controllable by throwing them a bone. Trump threw Omarosa a bone by giving her a job to throw bones to others.
It’s much like his proposal to NFL players who protest against police brutality by taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. Rather than approach the reason they take a knee, Trump threw them a bone by asking that they give him names of people serving time whose sentence he can commute. It’s like the plantation owner satisfying the hunger of his slaves by throwing then the ears, feet, tails, and intestines of the slaughtered hog.
So you see, this isn’t only the position he takes against women. It’s a position he takes on all people who look like Omarosa.