White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley blamed the media for granting so much attention to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault on Fox and Friends Monday.
Reporters “mocked her behind her back,” Gidley said. They “didn’t want her on television” and “gave her no credence or credibility when she worked [at the White House],” he continued, adding “now that she’s turned on Donald Trump she’s the toast of the town.”
“They’re giving her time, they’re giving her the ability to go out and try to tell a story that is fake — that is not true and is full of holes and full of lies. And, quite frankly, the media have some burden to bear here because they’re the ones who completely dismissed her for the entire time she was here.”
President Donald Trump also tweeted about Omarosa Monday morning chiding the media for only paying attention to her while she peddles damaging information about him and the White House. Omarosa’s media tour continues while she promotes her new book about her time in the Trump administration.
While I know it’s “not presidential” to take on a lowlife like Omarosa, and while I would rather not be doing so, this is a modern day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018