Omarosa’s decision to slowly leak out her taped conversations is exactly what Trump and WikiLeaks did with the Russian hacked Clinton emails, and it is terrifying the White House.
Omarosa Manigault Newman’s slow release of secretly taped conversations from inside the Trump campaign and White House is having the same effect on staffers as the daily dumps from WikiLeaks had on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, when chairman John Podesta’s emails were trickled out during the final stretch of the race.
“People are terrified,” one former Trump aide said of the tapes. “Absolutely terrified.”
Omarosa is giving Trump the WikiLeaks Treatment
By dripping out information bit by bit, Omarosa Manigault Newman has taken the White House completely off message and held it captive to a news cycle that she is dominating. The reality is that no one in the White House knows who she taped or what she has. It is unlikely that a fringe player like Omarosa would be in the kinds of meetings with Trump that could end his presidency, but she likely has plenty of embarrassing insider talk that will cause more than enough headaches for the White House in the immediate future.
Omarosa is doing the same thing to Trump that his campaign and WikiLeaks did to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. The unpredictable release of information has the White House on the defensive. It is a form of psychological warfare, and now that the shoe is on the other foot, the Trump team is showing how weak and vulnerable they are.
With Republicans already facing a blue wave in the midterm election, the last thing that Trump and his party needed was a bomb thrower who had been on the inside unleashed a few months before the election.
Omarosa is beating Trump at his own game, and it has got the White House terrified.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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