When it comes to Omarosa Manigault and her comments about working with President Donald Trump, it’s hard to know what you can believe and what is a “white lie.” While Omarosa is allegedly being truthful about her job with the White House, her final days, why she left, and what she thinks about the future of the nation under Trump, there’s still the feeling that we’re being fed some reality TV trickery.
So when she stopped by The Late Show for an extensive interview with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night, you don’t really know what to get. He starts things off asking about her shocking comments after the premiere of Celebrity Big Brother and claims that she and Ross Matthews were talking about Dreamers when she said, “we’re not going to be okay.” It’s something that seems entirely plausible, but Matthews chimed in on Twitter to say she was mistaken and the whole conversation was generally about Trump as president.
And even on The Late Show, her answer to Colbert’s questions trying to clarify her stance seemed to indicate it was all a play. It’s all some reality show game where she’s building suspense for the next chapter.
While it is unclear where she truly stands, Colbert does hit her with every question he can think about from the beginning of her involvement with the Trump campaign to her final moments in The White House. She now credits her allegedly controversial exit as a planned decision that was actually without any controversy or drama. Then she attempts to clarify what she meant she said Trump was “racial” and not a “racist,” which Colbert follows up by asking what she meant when she said, “leaving the White House felt like being freed from a plantation.”
Colbert also runs down the laundry list of controversial and horrible things the president has done or said in order to get Omarosa’s feelings on them. This includes his support of Roy Moore, his clashes with Rep. John Lewis, his comments about Charlottesville, fighting with the Khan family, and the Muslim ban. She claims she wanted to be the voice of reason in the administration, but it didn’t work out.
It’s an interesting interview, mostly for reading between the lines and trying to determine where the truth lies. Also, it’s another example of Colbert doing his best to give a serious interview with entertaining flourishes throughout.
(Via The Late Show)