Some have said that Chief of Staff John Kelly is in a position to save the presidency. Getting rid of “The Mooch” was a great move and he may have just made an even better one.
Fox News is reporting that Omarosa Manigault has become the most prominent name on Kelly’s so-called “no-fly list,” a designation that’s intended to limit President Trump’s exposure to people Kelly deems to be bad influences. A senior White House official adamantly denied the report, calling it “completely false.”
I hope it’s not false. Omarosa, a lifetime Democrat, has not contributed positively to the White House as far as I can tell. The biggest impact she’s made so far was when she clashed with media last month. Otherwise, her skills seem to be lacking.
Last month, Manigault, who is the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, clashed with a veteran news anchor during a panel discussion on policing in black communities held at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans.
Her conversation with anchor Ed Gordon became testy when he attempted to question her on President Donald Trump’s policies around policing in communities of color. Trump had recently said some police officers were too courteous to suspects when arresting them.
The conversation quickly escalated into a tense exchange before Manigault left the stage. Several people in the audience, which included non-journalists, turned their backs in protest during the discussion.
“If you want to ask about the loss of my father and my brother and the issues I do, ask about my story,” she told Gordon. “I’m not going to stand here and defend every single word and statement. Ask questions about me or my father and brother.”
Here’s hoping the reports are true. The best thing for the President and the nation is if he’s kept insulated from leftist voices as much as possible.
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