And so it has come to this, America:
Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a failed reality contestant who got to know the President of the United States back when he was a reality show host, is making major headlines for a recording she made of her firing.
The firing took place early in 2018 and was carried out by Chief of Staff John Kelly.
For whatever reason, Kelly told Omarosa that she was a goner from The Situation Room, which is the same secure location from which the country plans wars and raids and, like, the most confidential stuff out there.
But that wasn’t all.
During an interview on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Omarosa secretly taped this firing in order to prove that she did NOT flip out when it occurred, as had been previously reported.
This would be an unusual enough of a move even before we stop to emphasize:
OMAROSA MADE THE RECORDING FROM INSIDE THE SITUATION ROOM.
What the heck kind of a$$ backward security system is in place when a reality-show-contestant-turned-random-political-advisor can just sneak a cell phone into a meeting with the President’s right-hand man and hit Record?
Heck, when anyone can do this?
In the recording, Kelly calls for Manigault-Newman’s "friendly departure" from the administration without any "difficulty in the future relative to your reputation."
Omarosa interprets this as a threat, telling Todd that the phrasing clearly implied Kelly would soil said reputation if Omarosa did not go away quietly.
(And this is when we must point out that we are not in any way defending Omarosa in any of this. Her only reputation is that of a total attention-starved loser. We’re not sure how it could be soiled any futher.)
"We’ve got to talk to you about leaving the White House," Kelly says in the tape, adding:
"It’s come to my attention over the last few months that there’s been some pretty, in my opinion, significant integrity issues related to you and the use of government vehicles and some other issues."
After getting canned, Omarosa appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and claimed she only took the White House position because it was a "call of duty" and because she had to serve and protect the country from Trump.
What a hero, right?
You can listen to the full recording here and, as you do, keep in mind that the real loser here is not Omarosa for once.
"This is a HUGE security violation. HUGE," wrote Laura Rosenberger, the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a former Hillary Clinton adviser, on Twitter Sunday.
"Makes you wonder what other kinds of security breaches are occurring under this White House. "