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Sean Spicer Can’t Defend Omarosa: ‘I Don’t Know’ Why She Was Hired to White House

President Donald Trump once promised America that he would hire “the best people” to work in his administration. Then, inexplicably, he hired reality show villain Omarosa Manigault.

While Omarosa was recently fired, or she “resigned,” if you believe that sort of thing, her legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of her former colleagues.

One such colleague, former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, recently chimed in on that legacy, which reportedly included her being dragged from the premises by Secret Service agents, in a biting interview with Laura Ingraham.

After playing a clip of Omarosa saying she had seen things at the White House that made her “uncomfortable,” the Fox News host came out and asked Spicer why the reality television star was hired in the first place.

His response? “I don’t know.”

“[Did] she have any qualifications to work in the White House?” Ingraham asked.

“Look, she was very loyal to the president,” he continued. “I think the president brought a lot of people who wanted to fulfill his agenda.”

“And that’s his prerogative … I wish her the best. But I don’t – I’m not really sure.”

During the segment, Ingraham joked that anyone mad that Omarosa will continue to be paid until January 20, despite already being ousted, were making a mountain out of molehill, saying “what is it, like, $1,500?”

The actual amount, however, is over $14,000, as Omarosa secured the top salary for a White House employee of $179,000 a year.

Spicer went on to defend Trump’s agenda, including a full-throated endorsement of the tax reform bill and a reminder that all will be lost if Republicans lose their majority in 2018.

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