More context from Josh Barro:
It’s a 1968 song by African-American soul singer Al Wilson, about a woman who rescues a frozen snake from the street. She takes the snake home, warms it up, gives it honey — and in return for her trouble, the snake bites and kills her.
Trump, as is his style, has turned the song into a racist parable that warns against trusting entire ethnicities of people — in his telling, Syrian refugees are the snake. This is not what the song is supposed to mean.
But “The Snake” does contain quite good advice if you apply it to individual persons with well-earned reputations for deceit and backstabbing: Do not invite them into your home.
This brings me to Omarosa.
He knew damn well she was a snake before he took her in …
Trump likes bad people
The other thing to keep in mind about Trump and Omarosa is that the president’s complete lack of moral fiber causes him to admire personality traits that a normal person would view negatively. …
Trump can look at a conniving, untrustworthy backstabber and see what he likes about himself in that person, and smile — so long as that person is his untrustworthy backstabber.
But the problem with untrustworthy backstabbers is you can’t trust them and they will stab you in the back.
The hilarious thing about Omarosa calling Trump a racist and Trump calling Omarosa a lowlife is they are both correct. No two people have ever deserved each other so thoroughly.