In Keeping With Trend, Trump Attacks Omarosa’s Intelligence

on October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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On Monday, President Donald Trump answered the spate of leaked tapes former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has released in recent days by attacking her intelligence, a common insult he uses against his black critics.

Manigault Newman has been steadily releasing audio she clandestinely recorded in the West Wing to gin up anticipation for her upcoming memoir, “UNHINGED.” One of those tapes, allegedly recorded in the Situation Room, captures Chief of Staff John Kelly firing Manigault Newman. Another is of Trump expressing his dismay over and ignorance of her dismissal.

Neither Trump’s response not his choice of insult is surprising, as Trump has repeatedly used insults like “low IQ” and “dumb” to label prominent black people he doesn’t like.

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