Twitter bursts out laughing over the news that reality TV star turned White House aide Omarosa Manigault is signing letters as “the Honorable Omarosa Manigault.”
Politico reports members of the Congressional Black Caucus are peeved over her referencing herself as the “Honorable Omarosa Manigault,” in a letter inviting them to meet with Donald Trump to “discuss pertinent issues to your members.”
Multiple CBC members said she “hasn’t earned that title nor has she helped raise the profile of CBC issues within the White House as promised,” Politico reports.
The CBC is expected to decline the invitation because the group is turned off by Trump’s actions and by Manigault’s presumptuousness. A senior Democratic aide said, “No one wants to be a co-star on the reality show.”
Donald Trump hired Omarosa to do a job for which she is not qualified. In fact, the other two black people he hired for top positions — Ben Carson and his son’s wedding planner — aren’t qualified either.
Here’s a portion on “Honorable Omarosa Manigault’s” letter:
A copy of follow up invite to the WH from Omarosa from CBC source — signed "The Honorable Omarosa Manigault" pic.twitter.com/93RGdxDr04
— Jackie Alemany (@JaxAlemany) June 21, 2017
Washington Post: “They’re backed up by etiquette experts. The bible of all things correct, “Emily Post’s Etiquette,” allows that the title “The Honorable” “causes considerable confusion.” But it’s clear that a mere White House aide, with the title of director of African American outreach, isn’t entitled to it. The honorific is reserved for “the President, the Vice President, United States senators and congressmen, Cabinet members, all federal judges, ministers plenipotentiary, ambassadors, and governors,” who get to use the title for life. State senators and mayors are “The Honorable” only when in office.”
Omarosa is shamefully defending using “Honorable” in her letter:
— OMAROSA (@OMAROSA) June 21, 2017
She’s no Ivanka Trump or Jared Kushner. So, it’s laughable that she considers herself a high level aide to the president.
Reaction on Twitter:
"The Honorable Omarosa Manigault". Good lord. The White House is one big clown car. https://t.co/0EhnVqU86U
— Jeff Wilson (@jwilson_detroit) June 21, 2017
So to review: Trump has hired three black people for his government: two in urban housing (with zero experience) and Omarosa. 😐 https://t.co/Gs8WEXyvFB
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 16, 2017
Unless we were sucking up. Then we’d call the toilet repairman “honorable” if it would help us unclog the drain more quickly.
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) June 21, 2017
Honorable and Omarosa? That is a contradiction in terms —
— Mary Taylor (@maryp55124) June 21, 2017
OF COURSE she has nothing better to do! She works for a man who (like her) is petty and focuses on tweeting versus leading. Surprise.
— sonny1471 (@sonny1471) June 21, 2017
— GetHimOuttaHere (@gethimouttahere) June 21, 2017
Does anyone in the Trump WH believe that words have actual meaning? "The Honorable Omarosa Manigault" because of course she would. https://t.co/81ckkjZEy5
— Book Mistress (@bookmistress) June 21, 2017