Omarosa Manigault, reality TV antagonist turned presidential advisor, is being castigated in social media for a protocol faux pas: In an invitation to the Congressional Black Caucus to a second meeting with Trump, she referred to herself as “The Honorable Omarosa Manigault.”
“How dare she!?” was a common refrain.
This error is something a decent White House chief of staff could have prevented by hiring people who know better and training those who don’t—if the chief of staff had a decent president who’d allow her or him to actual be the chief of staff.
But the rancor aimed at Ms Manigault begs the question: If she were not a Black woman, would she be targeted with this degree of ridicule for an inconsequential error?
The Congressional Black Caucus met with Trump in March and presented a 130-page policy document to help inform Trump and his predominantly white administration about America’s Black communities, but the caucus never received a direct response, only new Trump regime policies and actions that damage America’s Black communities. The caucus declined the invitation and is being castigated for doing so.
If the CBC were a caucus of white members, would they be condemned for the politically strategic decision not to meet with Trump—and would the Trump regime have disregarded their document?
The upshot: Nobody wins but the Trump regime.