Covering Omarosa’s book publicity tour has been one of the hardest jobs of my young journalism career. She has almost no credibility and all the incentive in the world to whip up hysteric press coverage, but some of the things she has put into the public domain have been corroborated by other sources—including the tapes she made while secretly recording her colleagues in the White House. Some of the things she says are extraordinarily newsworthy…if they were uttered by someone credible. Like this.
Today's news cycle centers around Omarosa's contention that the infamous—yet unproven to exist (as of right now)—tape of Trump saying the n-word on the set of The Apprentice does in fact, exist. This morning, Omarosa released a tape of Trump's staff debating how to handle the fallout if the rumored tape were to surface. Complicating matters further for our transparently racist president, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Omarosa's claim today, and she didn't really try to deny it, effectively saying “I'm not certain what my boss is up to, you'll have to ask him.”
If Omarosa winds up bringing down the Trump White House with her litany of recordings, it would be a fitting ending to America’s first reality TV president.
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.