Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the director of communications in the Office of Public Liaison, attended the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) conference in New Orleans this past week. However, her reception was met with combative questions and led to chaos in the audience and among the panelists.
She was on the panel to discuss policing with other journalists, some of whom protested her invitation and declined to participate in the panel with her, and the panel moderator immediately began to argue with her on the policies of the Trump White House. Here’s a part of the exchange, as reported by the Washington Post:
Manigault-Newman was on her feet, microphone in hand, pacing the stage in a heated argument with moderator Ed Gordon, host of BET’s “Weekly.”
“If you want to talk about Donald Trump, have a problem with Donald Trump,” Manigault-Newman said. “I’m not going to stand here and defend every single word and decision.”
“No, I’m asking you about Donald Trump,” Gordon replied. “I’m not going to let you railroad this.”
Sounds like she walked into the lion’s den and had to hold her own against a hostile environment.
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