On The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Omarosa Manigault Newman made sure to tread lightly when speaking of recordings she made during the Trump campaign and her time at the White House regarding racial epithets, among other things. Omarosa has been very open recently talking about why she made the tapes, citing widespread corruption throughout the administration while promoting her new book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.
Besides promoting the book, Omarosa has also been releasing bits of her recordings, and in turn, Trump has been releasing tweets, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and a “dog.” And though Trump will be free to tweet all he wants, Omarosa, in light of legal action taken against her by the Trump Campaign, is now being careful with what she divulges. When Noah asked why she felt the need to make the recordings, Omarosa responded, “Well, I have to be very careful because, as of today, Donald Trump has decided to sue me, or bring litigation against me to silence me and to not allow me to tell my story.” She added that she has a whole host of lawyers telling her not to give Trump any ammunition.
One thing Omarosa did reveal was how to shut down Trump. “There’s one way to shut Donald Trump down, and that is to just don’t give him the oxygen. And the oxygen comes from the clicks, the likes, the shock, the discussions,” Omarosa said. After referencing Trump’s recent attack on LeBron James after the NBA superstar opened a school in Akron, Ohio and the attention that got the president, Omarosa added, “If you ignore him, then you starve him of the thing that he loves the most, and that is controversy and attention.”