"It is one of the great ironies of all time that the Trump presidency has given us more books than ever before," Trevor Noah said on Monday's Daily Show. The latest to land with a splash is Unhinged, by former Apprentice contestant and Trump White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has been on tour claiming the president is a lying, racist dotard. "Omarosa! How can you say that about the president ... three years after we all said that about the president!?!" Noah asked. "Seriously, though? Omarosa had to spend a year in the White House to learn that Donald Trump doesn't know what he's doing? I can't wait for her next book, Donald Trump: Something's Wrong With His Hair."
But the "juicy part" of the story is that Omarosa was making secret tapes of her White House colleagues, Noah said. She's released two recordings, of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her in the Situation Room and of President Trump feigning surprise at her firing the next day. "You know, for a man who lies as much as Trump, you think he'd be better at it," Noah said. "Now, I'll be honest, what we've heard on the tapes is not particularly shocking. But what is shocking is how many people are secretly recording the president of the United States all the time! So many people are walking around the White House wearing a wire, I'm surprise there aren't just feedback loops happening to everyone. ... Like, there just needs to be a Grammy category for these at this point" — "Best Contemporary Presidential Spying."
To illustrate how Omarosa's secret taping might actually make her look worse than her taped subjects, Ronny Chieng came out and played his own secret recordings of his Daily Show colleagues talking about Noah. Watch below. Peter Weber