Verbally smacking around Chumph supporters has become a Team Sport. Not sure what function Auntie Omarosa hoped to serve at the National Association of Black Journalist Convention – or even the motivation behind inviting her. But things got hot, rather quickly.
An angry spat at the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday led to the dissolution of a panel when White House aide Omarosa Manigault declined to answer any questions about the Trump administration.
Broadcast journalist Ed Gordon, who moderated the panel, stepped in to salvage the situation when a heated discussion began over the African-American community and police brutality. However, his discussion with Manigault, one of the few African-Americans holding a senior position in the Trump administration, turned into a verbal spar when she was questioned about the president’s stance on the issues, reports said. The panel was titled, “Black and Blue: Raising Our Sons, Protecting Our Communities.”
Manigault, the director of communications for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison, refused to answer questions about her role as an African American in the White House. And she ended up receiving of jeers and boos from the crowd…
During the Republican National Convention in July 2016, Manigault announced she was given the position of Director of African-American Outreach for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
She has held no reservations about being a vocal Trump supporter. “Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe,” she said in an interview with Frontline in 2016. She has even called herself a “Trumplican.”