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zorro99 13th December 2017 11:25 AM

Omarosa has now been fired twice by Trump. The first was on Trump’s TV show.

Crossbow 13th December 2017 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by NoahFence (Post 12112600)
Seems the most insipid of them all (Aside from the boss) is leaving. Omarosa.

Of all of the Trump butt kissers, Omarosa was one about the most public of all of them and now she has been given the boot.

Good riddance to her.

The Greater Fool 13th December 2017 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by zorro99 (Post 12112840)
Omarosa has now been fired twice thrice by Trump. The first was on Trump’s TV show.

Fixed. She was fired twice previously (once on Apprentice, once on Celebrity Apprentice).

Puppycow 13th December 2017 04:40 PM

Apparently she really did need to be physically escorted out. I assume she wasn't manhandled and dragged out, but they were ready to if necessary.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/omaros...-she-was-fired

Trebuchet 13th December 2017 05:44 PM

Holy cow.

Dontcha gotta wonder how she's going to keep working there if her pass has been terminated?

d4m10n 13th December 2017 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoahFence (Post 12112600)
Seems the most insipid of them all (Aside from the boss) is leaving. Omarosa.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...94961482780672

:(

Delphic Oracle 14th December 2017 05:06 AM

The escort is possibly just a formality. You'd have to surrender your credentials at the security station and from that point on, need an escort to move around the facility.

ETA: Not a whole lot of weight to "storming" the residence either, necessarily. A moment of hot-headed impropriety before being stopped at a checkpoint and reminded she doesn't have access to that part of the building and a few irritable words could have been all it was. I don't like to feed into the "fake news" thing, but it is a profit-driven business and sensationalism sells. Given the personalities in this administration, its not hard to find a few people happy to give quotes indicating a contentious stand-off as (conveniently anonymous) parting blows.

ponderingturtle 14th December 2017 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 12113590)
The escort is possibly just a formality. You'd have to surrender your credentials at the security station and from that point on, need an escort to move around the facility.

ETA: Not a whole lot of weight to "storming" the residence either, necessarily. A moment of hot-headed impropriety before being stopped at a checkpoint and reminded she doesn't have access to that part of the building and a few irritable words could have been all it was. I don't like to feed into the "fake news" thing, but it is a profit-driven business and sensationalism sells. Given the personalities in this administration, its not hard to find a few people happy to give quotes indicating a contentious stand-off as (conveniently anonymous) parting blows.

But that doesn't make good television, and this is the first reality television based administration. So can't she raise her game just a bit for the sake of ratings?

acbytesla 14th December 2017 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 12113590)
The escort is possibly just a formality. You'd have to surrender your credentials at the security station and from that point on, need an escort to move around the facility.

ETA: Not a whole lot of weight to "storming" the residence either, necessarily. A moment of hot-headed impropriety before being stopped at a checkpoint and reminded she doesn't have access to that part of the building and a few irritable words could have been all it was. I don't like to feed into the "fake news" thing, but it is a profit-driven business and sensationalism sells. Given the personalities in this administration, its not hard to find a few people happy to give quotes indicating a contentious stand-off as (conveniently anonymous) parting blows.

I think they are basically saying she attempted to storm the residence. But you are 100 percent right. My guess is she had a temper tantrum at a checkpoint and then was asked to leave the entire White House grounds and an escort accompanied her to the gate. Having seen the childish way Omarosa acted on The Apprentice, nothing would surprise me about that woman.

Delphic Oracle 14th December 2017 11:56 AM

I know the angle, don't get me wrong.

No, I mean the literal angle. This would call for a low, up-angle tracking dolly shot as she marches down the hall with a grim expression. Cue low, dissonant tone. Cut to: hand-held over-the-shoulder follow shot from Omarosa, key on guard. Cut to: static over-the-shoulder from guard, key on Omarosa. Tones rise, still dissonant, to crescendo, one more beat of tension as she reaches the checkpoint, aaaaaand commercial break.

alfaniner 14th December 2017 07:54 PM

The PAAPOTUS: "I like her. She's a good person."

Kiss of death.

TofuFighter 15th December 2017 02:12 AM

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Originally Posted by The Greater Fool (Post 12112895)
Fixed. She was fired twice previously (once on Apprentice, once on Celebrity Apprentice).

Also incorrect... which would make it... err... quadlice...
1. Apprentice Season 1 - 2004 - fired
2. Apprentice Season 8 - 2008 - fired (Celebrity Apprentice)
3. Apprentice Season 13 - 2013 - fired (All-Star Celebrity)

It should be noted that Trump's tweet doesn't include the usual "they're such an awesome person" compliments. I'd imagine John Kelly wrote the tweet himself.

TheSupermeerkat 15th December 2017 03:42 AM

Former Apprentice star on leaving Trump's White House: 'I've seen things that made me uncomfortable'
Omarosa Manigault-Newman denies reports she had been fired from her post as an assistant to Donald Trump, and says she has ‘a profound story’ to share.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-uncomfortable

President Grandpa will have something to say about this. Where’s my popcorn?

Delphic Oracle 15th December 2017 05:04 AM

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Her refusal to be a public advocate for the White House as its most prominent African American woman culminated on Tuesday night in a meeting with chief of staff John Kelly and several lawyers in the White House Situation Room that the source said ended with her departure from the administration
That can't be right.

We're using the Situation Room for firing assistants?

Either the reporter doesn't know the Roosevelt Conference Room from the Situation Room or this administration is just flat out goofy.

This is where the tapatalk signature that annoys people used to be

TofuFighter 15th December 2017 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by TheSupermeerkat (Post 12114721)
Former Apprentice star on leaving Trump's White House: 'I've seen things that made me uncomfortable'
Omarosa Manigault-Newman denies reports she had been fired from her post as an assistant to Donald Trump, and says she has ‘a profound story’ to share.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-uncomfortable

President Grandpa will have something to say about this. Where’s my popcorn?

Sounds like she's just plugging her book.

“As the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people,” Omarosa said.

“And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear,”

Oystein 15th December 2017 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle (Post 12114753)
That can't be right.

We're using the Situation Room for firing assistants?

Either the reporter doesn't know the Roosevelt Conference Room from the Situation Room or this administration is just flat out goofy.

The SR can display more TV channels at once. And it's way cooler. And Roosevelt was a gawddamned Democritter.

Delphic Oracle 15th December 2017 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by TofuFighter (Post 12114755)
Sounds like she's just plugging her book.

“As the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people,” Omarosa said.

“And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear,”

Oh yeah, any time someone is making statements to the press about the whopper of a story they have, I always immediately get a thought like, "well, the cameras are rolling, don't be shy!"

This is where the tapatalk signature that annoys people used to be

Oystein 15th December 2017 05:55 AM

Has anybody seen her on TV/video yet, after the ouster? Were the $.$ signs blinging brightly in her eyes?

This may become a book even I could buy, fodder for commutes or solutary after-work beers.

The Don 15th December 2017 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Oystein (Post 12114791)
Has anybody seen her on TV/video yet, after the ouster? Were the $.$ signs blinging brightly in her eyes?

This may become a book even I could buy, fodder for commutes or solutary after-work beers.

I honestly doubt that there is anything substantive against the President or his inner circle and in the event that there is, she is likely to keep quiet about it because she seems completely financially dependent on Donald Trump.

Oystein 15th December 2017 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12114805)
I honestly doubt that there is anything substantive against the President or his inner circle and in the event that there is, she is likely to keep quiet about it because she seems completely financially dependent on Donald Trump.

Where did you read that I expect a substantive book?? :boggled:

Through what channels do you imagine Trump will sponsor her 2018-2020? And why should he? Out of loyalty? :D

a_unique_person 15th December 2017 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheSupermeerkat (Post 12114721)
Former Apprentice star on leaving Trump's White House: 'I've seen things that made me uncomfortable'
Omarosa Manigault-Newman denies reports she had been fired from her post as an assistant to Donald Trump, and says she has ‘a profound story’ to share.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-uncomfortable

President Grandpa will have something to say about this. Where’s my popcorn?

I think she means she has a profound story to sell.

The Don 15th December 2017 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Oystein (Post 12114816)
Where did you read that I expect a substantive book?? :boggled:

You seemed to indicate that you thought that there may be something of interest for you in the book. I had assumed that this would be some kind of revelation about the President or someone close to him.

IMO if there is a book it will be exclusively about her and her time, it will tease at having some juicy information about the President and/or his Administration but this will turn out to be something like he really likes Big Macs.

I apologise if I have misconstrued.

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Originally Posted by Oystein (Post 12114816)
Through what channels do you imagine Trump will sponsor her 2018-2020? And why should he? Out of loyalty? :D

The usual channels I guess. It seems that she keeps coming back to The Apprentice well to drink and that the President has also provided a job within his campaign, transition team and Administration. Despite the fact that he shouldn't, The President seems to exert considerable influence over the people running the Trump organisation so that could be one avenue to providing her with money, corporate donors may be another.

As to why, I don't know, but he seems to have been doing it for a decade or more.

WilliamSeger 16th December 2017 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 12114817)
I think she means she has a profound story to sell.

I hope it includes telling us just what the hell her job was. It's a profound mystery.

Oystein 16th December 2017 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by WilliamSeger (Post 12115953)
I hope it includes telling us just what the hell her job was. It's a profound mystery.

Perhaps that IS the scandal she saw there? That for 10 months, no one would come up with a job description for her.

Trebuchet 16th December 2017 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Oystein (Post 12114791)
Has anybody seen her on TV/video yet, after the ouster? Were the $.$ signs blinging brightly in her eyes?

This may become a book even I could buy, fodder for commutes or solutary after-work beers.

She was on Good Morning America, claiming that if she'd really had a tantrum or been escorted out someone would have taken video on their phone and posted it to YouTube. Seriously, that's what she said.

quadraginta 16th December 2017 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12116047)
She was on Good Morning America, claiming that if she'd really had a tantrum or been escorted out someone would have taken video on their phone and posted it to YouTube. Seriously, that's what she said.


She was a White House insider. She would know what sort of common practices are expected there.

Craig4 16th December 2017 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12116047)
She was on Good Morning America, claiming that if she'd really had a tantrum or been escorted out someone would have taken video on their phone and posted it to YouTube. Seriously, that's what she said.

She's probably right. If the intent was to humiliate her, I suspect that would have been arranged.

ponderingturtle 18th December 2017 08:33 AM

So who's next?

Sessions?
Mueller?
Tillerson?

Or a pardon and reinstatement for Flynn?

d4m10n 18th December 2017 08:49 AM

Mueller doesn't work for the WH.

Stacko 18th December 2017 08:51 AM

Since Trump has taken to referring to Rosenstein as a Democrat, he might not have much time left.

Squeegee Beckenheim 18th December 2017 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle (Post 12117805)
Or a pardon and reinstatement for Flynn?

Well, it wasn't long ago that Trump said publicly that there was no plan to pardon Flynn "yet". So it does look like it's on the cards.

Beelzebuddy 18th December 2017 09:27 AM

Flynn's already flipped. No point wasting a pardon on him unless Trump thinks there's stuff Flynn knows but hasn't divulged yet.

Stacko 18th December 2017 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy (Post 12117868)
Flynn's already flipped. No point wasting a pardon on him unless Trump thinks there's stuff Flynn knows but hasn't divulged yet.

It seems like witness tampering.

ponderingturtle 18th December 2017 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacko (Post 12117871)
It seems like witness tampering.

Lowering the bar on witness tampering for the family though. Used to be you had a prostitute sleep with your brother in law while you filmed it, and gave the tape to your sister. Now that is real Trump-Kushner style witness tampering.

No one really steps up their game anymore and are just so lazy. Kids today.

Trebuchet 18th December 2017 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy (Post 12117868)
Flynn's already flipped. No point wasting a pardon on him unless Trump thinks there's stuff Flynn knows but hasn't divulged yet.

A pardon might, in fact, decrease Flynn's fifth amendment protection and allow him to be compelled to testify.

Trump responded to a reporter's question this morning by saying he wasn't going to fire Mueller.

The Don 18th December 2017 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12117919)
A pardon might, in fact, decrease Flynn's fifth amendment protection and allow him to be compelled to testify.

Trump responded to a reporter's question this morning by saying he wasn't going to fire Mueller.

....because he cannot.

He can however fire Rod Rosenstein, appoint a compliant successor who will then fire Mueller. He might even be able to apply enough pressure to Rosenstein to persuade him to fore Mueller.

WilliamSeger 18th December 2017 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12118025)
....because he cannot.

He can however fire Rod Rosenstein, appoint a compliant successor who will then fire Mueller. He might even be able to apply enough pressure to Rosenstein to persuade him to fore Mueller.

I'm guessing Sessions is next. Sessions replacement would take over the investigation from Rosenstein, who only has it because Sessions is recused. Then, that new AG can agree with Trump that donating to Democrats and saying mean things about Trump makes you an Enemy of the State so the investigation is "corrupt."

ponderingturtle 18th December 2017 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by WilliamSeger (Post 12118041)
I'm guessing Sessions is next. Sessions replacement would take over the investigation from Rosenstein, who only has it because Sessions is recused. Then, that new AG can agree with Trump that donating to Democrats and saying mean things about Trump makes you an Enemy of the State so the investigation is "corrupt."

But doesn't that mean it is time to purge Tillerman?

WilliamSeger 18th December 2017 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle (Post 12118108)
But doesn't that mean it is time to purge Tillerman?

Maybe as a diversion or vindictive spite, but Trump has effectively fired Tillerson already, and since he doesn't care about the State Dept or diplomacy, there's no rush to find a replacement.

Craig4 18th December 2017 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12118025)
....because he cannot.

He can however fire Rod Rosenstein, appoint a compliant successor who will then fire Mueller. He might even be able to apply enough pressure to Rosenstein to persuade him to fore Mueller.

He can't at least not yet. There are not a lot of complaints coming from the Senate, just some true Trumpites in the House. The Trump Surrogates have not yet laid the groundwork to keep the Senate from reacting.


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