Looks like the checks are drying up for Omarosa Manigault Newman. After 15 years of working for Donald Trump, defending his racism and telling America to “bow down,” the scorned former White House staffer has now claimed she wasn’t paid fairly. She has reportedly filed to join the lawsuit of Alva Johnson, a Black former aide for the 2016 Trump election campaign who has also accused the president of sexual harassment and underpaying women during her time working for him.
Vox reported that Omarosa filed documents on Monday to join Johnson’s lawsuit. She has alleged pay discrimination on the basis of gender. “After nearly 20 years inside the Beltway, working for two White Houses and countless political campaigns, I’ve never witnessed such egregious violations as I did during my time under the leadership of Donald Trump and Mike Pence,” her court documents said.
As for Johnson’s lawsuit, she claimed Trump kissed her without consent and paid her unfairly, as well. Back in February, Johnson said on MSNBC that she “felt reduced to just another object” of Trump’s “unwanted sexual attention” and advances.
“I was just kinda frozen. I didn’t know how to process it,” she explained to Chris Hayes at the time. “I knew it was inappropriate because I worked in human resources. So I knew that it was completely inappropriate,” Johnson continued. “It was gross and creepy. Like I could sometimes still see those lips.”
When asked why she didn’t come forward sooner, she claimed she was under a non-disclosure agreement.
Trump’s team, of course, has denied all allegations.
If you were wondering why Johnson even joined the campaign of a sexist, racist and accused sexual predator, her logic was that she “thought Trump’s business acumen would help poor Black residents in her home state. She said she was feeling disillusioned by President Barack Obama, for whom she voted in 2008 and 2012.”
However, in May 2017, nearly a year after she claimed she was assaulted by Trump, Johnson had flattering words to say about him during a radio interview in Alabama.
“He is more incredible in person than I think you would even think as you see him on TV… He’s just the nicest guy,” she said at the time. “He treats everyone as if they are a part of his family.”
She allegedly was expecting to be given a job as “second-in-command” at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon.
Her lawyer explained this quote by saying she was locked into a nondisclosure agreement at the time and was “saying what she thought Trump and his supporters wanted.”
Sounds like Omarosa and Alva Johnson might just be seriously deplorable opportunists who advocated for a racist and now want some bizarre reparations.
No cookout for those two — ever.