Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Book Review: Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman

‘He loved conflict, chaos, and confusion: he loved seeing people argue or fight.’

Omarosa Manigault Newman is the former Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in Donald Trump’s White House, and was an aide in the Office of Presidential Personnel and the Office of the Vice President in the Clinton White House. She has served as an adjunct professor in the Howard University School of Business. Prior to joining the Trump administration, Omarosa served as a chaplain in the California State Military Reserve. She currently serves in pastoral ministry at The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida.

This fast reading book is what many have been waiting to appear. In this time of ‘fake news’ and the method in which Trump has elected to communicate – Tweets on Twitter – the little truth we hear from how the dysfunctional President and cabinet and even Congress operate has been the evening news as reported with gusto by brave newscasters such as Rachel Maddow.

Now we have the inside story from the courageous Omarosa Manigault Newman who not only served in the White House under Trump but also was with him on THE APPRENTICE and other television shows that brought Trump to power. 

Omarosa discusses in raw detail about Trump’s mental instability, his racism and anti-feminism, is bigotry and his lies, the N-word tape, his interaction with Mike Pence and Paul Ryan and Melania and Ivanka and Jared Kushner, the N-word tape, and the manipulation of the FBI and investigations into the 2016 scandal. And on and on.

It is all here in immensely readable form – written by a very bright lady who had the courage to leave the Trump dynasty before it self implodes. If for no other reason than catharsis, read this book. It somehow tames the fear we all have about Trump simply by putting the facts in black and white. 

Editor's note: This review has been published with the permission of Grady Harp. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right.

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