Aug 14, 2018

Trump compliments Kelly "for quickly firing that dog" Omarosa

President Trump escalated his continuing war of words with former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, calling her a "dog" in a morning tweet.

"When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!"

The big picture: As one former senior White House official told Axios' Jonathan Swan over the weekend: "She may be the purest of all the Trump characters. ... She may be the most Trumpian. She knows media, she knows about physical presence, like Trump does...that's why I think he's rattled."

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