Donald Trump loses again as Omarosa wins $1.3M judgment against his campaign

Donald Trump loses again as Omarosa wins $1.3M judgment against his campaign

Omarosa Manigault Newman is best known for being Omarosa. Omarosa is best known for being a pretty wretched reality television star who rose to a form of celebrity during her many appearances on The Apprentice, hosted by disgraced president Donald Trump. When Trump won the electoral college vote in 2016, Omarosa ended up becoming one of the myriad White House aides to subsequently find themselves pushed out of a job in the following weeks and months.

Omarosa owed her position in Trump’s White House to her self-serving narcissism—something Donald Trump responds to in people, as the transactional nature of their existence mirrors his. However, like Donald Trump, Omarosa is willing to do and say anything, and throw anyone under a bus to make a buck, and realized very quickly that her best avenue of revenue, post-White House, was to write a tell-all book. Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House is that book, which details her time with the disgraced President. How much of the book is true remains to be seen—and heard, as Omarosa provided audiotapes as proof of some of her claims.

Since that time, Trump has predictably lashed out at Omarosa, while also predictably suing Omarosa for violating her nondisclosure agreement (NDA). He lost that lawsuit in 2021. Now, it is time for Trump to pay the piper.

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On Thursday, the Washington Post reports that an arbitrator ordered “Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to pay Omarosa Manigault Newman $1.3 million in legal fees over the Trump campaign’s unsuccessful lawsuit against her.” For all of Trump’s resources (read: other people’s money), his lawyers never seem to win these unwinnable cases.

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Omarosa’s attorney, John Phillips, told the Post that this was “the largest known attorney fee award against a Political Campaign or President we can find.” Trump’s NDA was considered by an arbitrator far too vague to shut down Omarosa’s right to say that Trump’s cabinet was filled with old-timey white supremacists, like former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The incompetent orange one’s NDA couldn’t stop Omarosa from claiming that Trump said racist stuff inside of the White House, or that Trump’s team of pedestrian family hangers-on offered her a stipend to stay quiet.

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Phillips also told the press that he hoped this victory “will send a message that weaponized litigation will not be tolerated and empower other lawyers to stand up and fight for the whistleblower and vocal critic against the oppressive machine.” Phillips went on to point out that, while $1.3 million is a lot of money, it “pales in comparison to the $3 to $4 million the Trump Campaign paid its own lawyers in order to suppress speech,” reminding the Post that that money came from “a lot of donations.” Oh, yes. That’s the stuff.

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