Progressive commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow launched into former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who has gone on a tour of interviews since being fired earlier this week.
Blow said that the media blitz seems like the “wrath of Omarosa.”
Describing the former reality television star, Blow said that she has a “Machiavellian genius that allows her to smile in your face and stab you in the back.”
In an interview with ABC News Friday, Omarosa described President Donald Trump’s problem with people of color, saying he is “racial, not racist.”
“I will acknowledge many of the exchanges, particularly in the last six months, have been racially charged,” she said. “Do we then just stop and label him as a racist? No.”
Blow called the interview probably one of the most devastating to come out of a former member of Trump’s inner circle.
“She’s essentially confessing that he has a race problem,” he continued. “The semantic kind of intellectual line that he is ‘racial’ rather than ‘racist’ is very thin. You might want to frame it as an argument about intent and malice. It’s kind of like murder versus manslaughter. You could make a real argument whether or not the person was acting with intent and malice, but the other person is still dead. So, the effect is the same.”
Blow explained that she was confessing “a real feature of the man.” This comes after Blow said she defended Trump while on a panel asking the moderators, “What do you want me to do? Walk away?” Blow said it’s exactly what she’s doing now.
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