For their counter-programming for the Democratic convention, Republicans brought in Omarosa Manigault, a former contestant on the first season of Donald Trump’s television show “The Apprentice,” to take on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy views on Tuesday.
.@OMAROSA discusses @HillaryClinton foriegn policy failures @GOP response at @DemConvention #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/q4qLQaPGye
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) July 26, 2016
Sean Spicer is the Republican National Committee’s communications director and chief strategist. His tweet promoting Maginault’s appearance at the press conference highlights the difference between Trump’s surrogates and the prominent officials willing to go to bat for Clinton.
On Monday night, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) offered rousing endorsements of Clinton. The next day, Republicans tapped a contestant from Trump’s reality TV show to talk about the former secretary of state’s foreign policy record.
The mockery on Twitter was swift.
Obama, @FLOTUS, Biden, Warren, Sanders, Bill Clinton, to fan across the country for Hillary and @GOP will have…this. https://t.co/vQZOD4gqLe
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) July 26, 2016
Actual tweet from actual RNC official. Blue checkmark & everything. https://t.co/83FHzpT1Dt
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 26, 2016
Another tweet for the 2016 time capsule https://t.co/Qhm3I6mHus
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) July 26, 2016
Omarosa’s foreign policy critique was probably BLISTERING. https://t.co/HUf4c1TtuX
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) July 26, 2016
You couldn’t pay me a million bucks to tweet this out https://t.co/aW7R0xGbdA
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) July 26, 2016
Was Busey busy? https://t.co/YmQcB0ePYw
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) July 26, 2016
Good lord. Have some self respect, man. https://t.co/iCJZXpJPeI
— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) July 26, 2016
Bringing out the big guns here https://t.co/4YT8mLeXRg
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 26, 2016