Omarosa throws down the gloves on April Ryan: She’s lying and has a ‘vendetta’

The Omarosa-April Ryan feud has reignited.

Trump ally Omarosa Manigault-Newman censured AURN head and CNN analyst April Ryan on Thursday for what she claimed were misleading reports of her departure from the Trump administration.

Manigault-Newman said she resigned after a year in the White House, but Ryan reported that the Trump official was fired amid “drama.”

Manigault-Newman completely dismissed Ryan’s claims, and accused the White House correspondent of acting out of a “personal vendetta” against her.

“I resigned, and I didn’t do that in the Residence as being reported,” Manigault-Newman told ABC’s Michael Strahan.

“No one has reported that except for one individual who has a personal vendetta against me,” she continued, and went on to call Ryan’s reporting “completely false” and “unverified.”

The long-time friend to the President, who initially rose to fame as a contestant on the Trump-hosted reality series “The Apprentice,” told Strahan that “no one else has reported what she’s reporting. And this is the one person who has attacked me for the past year — so you know this is personal.”

Ryan fired back at Manigault-Newman later on Thursday, saying “I’m doing my job.”

Ryan cited her two decades of reporting at the White House and asserted:

“And one thing for sure, be it Republican or Democrat, some may not have liked what I’ve reported, but I’ve never had anyone say that there’s been a vendetta. I’ve heard Republicans say I’m fair, and I’ve heard Democrats say I’m fair. I’m doing my job.”

The CNN analyst denied the existence of a vendetta between her and Manigault-Newman, but did not mention the public spat they had earlier this year.

In February, Ryan claimed she was “physically intimidated” by the Trump aide outside the Oval Office.

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“She stood right up in my face like she was going to hit me,” Ryan told the Washington Post. “I said, ‘You better back up.’”

But Ryan’s allegation came apart when Manigault-Newman revealed a recording of the conversation.

“I didn’t know she was taping it,” Ryan said at the time. “This is about her trying to smear my name. This is freaking Nixonian.”

The Secret Service on Wednesday stated that they did not escort Manigault-Newman out of the White House as Ryan alleged.

Manigault-Newman said her decision to resign was prompted by things in the White House that made her “uncomfortable.”

“There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with. …

“I’m not going to expand on it because I still have to go back and work with these individuals, but when I have a chance to tell my story, Michael, quite a story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people.”

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Manigault-Newman closed with a promise to share her experiences in the future.

“And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”


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