This has been one hell of a strange election cycle, but it’s getting more and more like a television show every day. Former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault, who is working on Donald Trump’s election campaign, really made things feel that way while speaking about the campaign at Trump's election night party. According to the Independent Journal Review, Manigault said that Trump will remember his enemies after the campaign ends, which sounds like something straight out of Game of Thrones.
It all allegedly happened when Manigault was fielding questions about South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham not supporting Trump in his race for the presidency (instead, Graham endorsed independent candidate Evan McMullin). According to the Independent Journal Review, Manigault claimed:
"It’s so great our enemies are making themselves clear so that when we get in to the White House, we know where we stand ... If [Graham] felt his interests was with that candidate, God bless him. I would never judge anybody for exercising their right to and the freedom to choose who they want. But let me just tell you, Mr. Trump has a long memory and we're keeping a list."
Um, does that sound ominous or what? Manigault added about the other 17 Republican presidential nominees who previously pledged to support their candidate, “Most of them have broke the pledge,” she said. “Isn’t it embarrassing that Donald Trump stood up there, remember all the candidates standing there and they asked all of them ‘raise your hand if you’re going to support the person or not.’ ... Donald was the only one that was honest.”
Trump and his campaign haven't been known to back down, but I’m still amazed that this talk of a list of enemies is happening in an American presidential election, and not on a tense episode of Game of Thrones. It adds another layer of drama to this already intense election.