WASHINGTON D.C. – Thurs, Aug 23, 2018 Just two days after his former campaign chair Paul Manafort was convicted of 8 felonies and his former attorney Michael Cohen implicated the president himself in criminal actions, President Trump tried to distract the white house press corps by announcing that he has fired Omarosa yet again.
He told the press before boarding Marine 1 to fly to his Florida resort, that he rehired Omarosa over the weekend, even after last week’s press blitz by Omarosa that shared secret recordings of the president and Chief of Staff Kelly. But this time, Trump claimed, he had rehired her as the new Communications Director of Space Force.
“I just had no choice but to fire her, again. Not the first time I’ve had to fire this one. I had thought she’d be the perfect Comms Director of Space Force, you know, to play the new Lt. Uhura with that thing in her ear, only now that thing in her ear would look more like a white i-phone ear thing, much smaller and made by Apple, one of our greatest companies. And I know Omarosa would have been great at that since she obviously is good at eavesdropping on people. And can you see her sitting there in one of those space uniforms? I can. I can just see that.”
A reporter asked Trump why he fired her if he was actually hiring her as Comms Director of Space Force. Trump replied “I had to fire her, well General Kelly, although I didn’t know about it at all, at the time, but they knew and look, I will tell you they run a big operation. Really a lot to look over. And why they tell me she had to go, was that she’s saying now that I am mentally unstable. Can you believe that?”
Trump spoke with reporters for 6 minutes on the South lawn and was asked 7 questions about Manafort’s conviction and Cohen’s cooperation with the special counsel, but his response to every question was about Omarosa.
Omarosa denied ever having been hired as Communications Director of Space Force. “I know nothing about that. America has heard quite clearly the last conversation I had with the president, and it was him lying about knowing anything about Kelly firing me. And he’s lying about this too. He never hired me to be the new Comms Director of Space Force. But let me just say, that if he were to seriously offer me such a position, I think I’d be highly qualified and interested in that position.”, she said.