Don’t mess with Omarosa Manigault. Because, like President Trump, she will not bullied.
Manigault smacked down BET host Ed Gordon when he got aggressive during a panel discussion at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in New Orleans.
The argument erupted when Gordon, who was moderating the panel, repeatedly trashed President Trump and got snarky with Manigault.
Gordon claimed Trump was promoting police brutality when he joked last month about cops being too easy on violent criminals during arrests.
Gordon kept asking Omarosa if she had spoken to the president about the comments. “I don’t disclose confidential conversations,” said Manigault, who’s the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration.
When Gordon wouldn’t let up and kept trashing Trump, Omarosa got annoyed. But when he crossed the line by bringing up her late father and brother (who were murdered in separate incidents not involving the police), Manigault stood up, grabbed a microphone, and shut Gordon down.
“Don’t be aggressive,” Manigault said. “Ask your questions but don’t lecture me.”
The panel discussion then went off the rails as the two argued back and forth. Omarosa’s presence at the conference created a firestorm even before she spoke.
New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones — who was originally booked to moderate the panel — pulled out at the last-minute when she learned that a Trump representative (Omarosa) was added as a speaker.
It’s interesting that the left constantly grievance-mongers about diversity when it comes to color, but have zero tolerance for diversity of opinion.
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