Omarosa Manigault Newman hijacked the White House Situation Room and flew loop-de-loops around it this morning on Meet The Press, playing audio of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.
Nobody cares that Kelly fired her, and her credibility is pretty shaky anyway. But if she’s telling the truth about having recorded that conversation in the White House Situation Room, that’s a shocking security breach.
I know the Trump White House is a clown car, but still, this is shocking. It’s not hard to sneak a smartphone into the Situation Room. It’s assumed that White House employees have too much integrity to do that. But that was pre-Trump standards. Besides:
Set aside that Omarosa recorded a conversation in the Sit Room. Why was she there in the first place? Why did John Kelly, who has a large, private office, feel that was the best place to fire her? This is bigger than Omarosa. It’s a culture of disregard for our natl security. https://t.co/tpOTWqM2ag
— Ned Price (@nedprice) August 12, 2018
I’d be willing to guess that there are a non-trivial number of conservatives whose voting behavior this fall will be driven in part by weariness in the face of this kind of garbage.