Donald Trump is under fire after he sent out a tweet calling his former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman a “lowlife” and a “dog.”
Omarosa angered the president when she accused him, in her new book ‘Unhinged,’ of using the n-word while he was hosting ‘The Apprentice’ TV show. Trump denied the claims that he was caught on tape using the racial slur, but that didn’t stop him unleashing some other insults directly at Omarosa…
As you can imagine, the tweet has caused a stir, with many calling Trump out for what seemed to be, at best, ill-advised tweeting…
Unbelievable — Trump calls Omarosa a "dog" and a "crazed, crying lowlife."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 14, 2018
Per the access Hollywood tape, Trump uses “dog” when he wants to use “bitch” but feels it would be inappropriate.
— Adam Serwer 🍝 (@AdamSerwer) August 14, 2018
Trump on Twitter Moments ago: "Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!"
If you are a WOMAN or an AFRICAN AMERICAN and you support this man, then you have some serious looking in the mirror to do.
This is the lowest he has gone yet.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) August 14, 2018
Notice the pattern of Trump dehumanizing people of color – “animals,” “infest,” “invade,” “dog” – and insulting their intelligence “low IQ,” “dumb,” “lowlife.” https://t.co/o0BAEBoFjf
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) August 14, 2018
In just the *last two weeks*, the president of the United States has:
— called (again) Rep. Maxine Waters "very low IQ"
— said LeBron James is dumb
— called Omarosa "that dog"
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) August 14, 2018
What do you think?
Do Trump’s comments show him up as a racist, as Omarosa inferred? Does his comment add fuel to the theory that he is sexist (‘grab them by the p*ssy”)? Or just a cyber-bully?
Although all these scandals do also make us wonder exactly what Trump would have to do wrong to upset his supporters?