Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and friend of President Trump, laid fired White House Aide Omarosa Manigault Newman out flat with a none-to-soft smackdown this week.
Omarosa regained the national spotlight with the release of her “tell-all” book “Unhinged,” which reveals all sorts of scathing details about what life is like inside Trump’s inner circle. The problem is, numerous claims in her book of already been disputed or contradicted — often by the very people she claims she got the information from.
A number of people have also warned the public that Omarosa is a liar, including anti-Trump CNN analyst April Ryan, who used to be friends with the former aide but now says she is willing to do anything and say anything to get ahead.
Now King, who knows Omarosa as well, has written the kind of opinion piece you’d never want written about yourself.
Writing for Newsmax, King wrote that she’s “praying hard” and is deeply bothered that Omarosa “would be comfortable writing things like what she is doing for money.”
In part, she blames the poor, isolating treatment Omarosa received from liberals for being closely associated with the president, but said, “she is now so desperate that she’s willing to tell lies for money and to seek the good graces of whoever is willing to buy into these allegations.”
“It’s so bad to see how far she’s fallen,” King continued. “It is better to wish her the best and hope that as history continues to write itself, we will all learn the truth. It’s undeniable that President Trump has done his best with her and other business associates; putting confidence into them to make opportunities for all to flourish.”
She then quoted Psalms 55:12-13 from the New Living Translation, which reads, “It is not an enemy who taunts me — I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me — I could have hidden from them. Instead, it is you — my equal, my colleague and close friend.”
“Where’s the proof?” King asked. “It didn’t seem to bother Omarosa so much when she was cashing the paychecks.”
Then she added, “No matter the outside pressure; she could have walked away any time. Or she could have been a better friend and pulled him to the side and said something if what was being done was inappropriate. We can respect people like that.”
Phew! Not a very soft rebuke, no siree.
“My friends, keep praying for America,” King concluded.
The tone in Omarosa’s book also stood in stark contrast to her glowing endorsements of Trump in the past: