USA Today reports:
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday that she and others used #TFA in text messages, a reference to the 25th Amendment, when President Donald Trump did something “insane” or “so crazy.”
The one-time “Apprentice” star, told MSNBC in an interview that she used the hashtag in messages with family, “staffers” and people working in federal agencies, but did not say specifically who else in the administration used the notation.
Manigault Newman described the practice as something like a virtual eye-rolling about the boss, but the assertion comes just days after an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times suggested aides have considered invoking the 25th Amendment’s process of removing the president from office.
“You know, we had a little hashtag, #tfa, which now that I think about it, I’m a little embarrassed to tell you how often; when I went through my text chains from the White House, I saw the hashtag #tfa—25th Amendment,” she said.
The 25th Amendment describes the process for removing a sitting president from office should the vice president and a majority of Cabinet secretaries deem the president “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
The former Trump aide and reality TV star, who was fired from the White House last December, said she has text messages and emails in which the hashtag was used “more than 100 times.”
The White House responds:
“Everyone, even the media, knows she has no credibility. The idea this ever happened is completely ridiculous and just further shows the she will say and do anything to try and be relevant. It’s embarrassing for the press to keep giving her a platform.”