Trevor Noah: Omarosa “Was Not Fighting for Black People in the White House”
Now that she’s been fired from the White House, Omarosa is trying to sell her story to the American people—but it appears late-night hosts aren’t buying it. On Thursday, comedians continued to take aim at the former Trump associate, who has insisted that she resigned from her vague White House post earlier this week—rather than being fired and escorted off the White House property, as had been reported.
“As the only African-American woman in this White House,” Omarosa said Thursday during a Good Morning America appearance, “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. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”
Trevor Noah was unimpressed by this teaser. “When she says ‘her people,’ does she mean reality-show stars? Because she was not fighting for black people in the White House,” he said on The Daily Show Thursday.
“Slow down, Omarosa Parks. Slow down,” Noah continued. “You can’t roll hard with President Trump for a year, and then come back to the neighborhood like, ‘Hey, that was really weird, right?’“
According to Omarosa, the reports of her departure have been inaccurate; on top of her insistence that she resigned of her own volition, Omarosa also said that she left the job after a conversation in the Situation Room, not the residential portion of the White House. But even that, Seth Meyers noted, brings its own connotation.
“I have a feeling any room Omarosa goes into becomes a Situation Room,” Meyers said. “Seriously—you know it’s bad when they have to fire you in the same place they killed Osama bin Laden.”