Omarosa Manigault physically intimidated a White House reporter

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Much like my disgust with all things related to Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, Stephen Miller (God, what a psychopath) and more, I hate the fact that I’m actually writing about Omarosa Manigault. Like, I hate that these people are becoming political celebrities in their own right. Anyway, Omarosa is famous for being on The Apprentice, and she worked on-and-off for Donald Trump’s business for a while, I think. Now she’s one of the few African-Americans in the Trump administration. Her job title is “director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.” As it turns out, Omarosa’s biggest duty is physically intimidating reporters and offering a dystopian view on how the Trump White House keeps an Enemies File on each black reporter. Because of Hillary’s emails, I’m assuming.

A White House reporter claims a senior President Trump official “physically intimidated” and verbally threatened her outside the Oval Office last week, according to a report. April Ryan, a longtime presidential correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks, told the Washington Post that Omarosa Manigault got in her face just outside of press secretary Sean Spicer’s office on Wednesday night.

“She stood right in my face like she was going to hit me,” Ryan said of Manigault, whom she described as a onetime friend. “She thought I would be bullied. I won’t be.”

Manigault allegedly also told Ryan that White House officials have compiled “dossiers” of damaging information on her and several other African-American journalists. It was not clear what the supposed “dossiers” might contain. Ryan said she reacted to Manigault’s claim by telling her, “Good for you, good for you, good for you.”

Trump officials did not immediately return requests for comment from the Daily News, but Manigault gave a one sentence response when reached by The Post over email.

“My comment: Fake news!” the former reality star fired.

Washington Post reporter Abby Phillip witnessed parts of the hostile interaction, and said Ryan told her that Manigault’s demeanor was so aggressive that she felt it should have triggered Secret Service agents to intervene. The beef between Manigault and Ryan has supposedly been brewing since the campaign. Ryan told The Post that Manigault sent her an email in October with a link to an article claiming she was “a paid Clinton surrogate.”

“I pray this is not true! This could be hurtful to your legacy,” Manigault allegedly wrote in the email. Ryan said she was seriously offended by Manigault’s insinuation.

“It’s just ugly,” Ryan said. “She’s trying to harm my integrity and my career. I’ve been (covering the White House) for 20 years. I plan to be here for the next 20 years. You don’t mess with someone’s livelihood.”

[From The NY Daily News]

When Trump first won – I mean “won” – the election, I was concerned about what it would mean for our free press, what it would mean for all of Trump’s petty grudges against every media outlet that dared to insult him, mock him or accurately report on him. While I’m still extremely concerned, I also feel like Trump and his people are too stupid, too arrogant, too petty, too ridiculous and too incompetent to actually succeed at hampering our First Amendment rights. Don’t get me wrong, these people are absolutely deplorable and they will do long-standing damage to our country in so many ways, and it will take years to recover. But just on the media side of things… I’m not as worried as I once was. The fact that Omarosa was physically intimidating a journalist and threatening her with “we’re keeping a file on you and all the other black journalists!” just proves that these people literally have no clue.

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  1. QQ says:

    Ugh!… I wonder if in these pics her Coon Costume was at the Dry Cleaners.. NO COUNTRY FOR THIS TOXIC ASS WOMAN Til Oprah and Iyanla get her together

  2. Esmom says:

    “While I’m still extremely concerned, I also feel like Trump and his people are too stupid, too arrogant, too petty, too ridiculous and too incompetent to actually succeed at hampering our First Amendment rights.”

    I tend to agree, especially about Trump. They’re just running amok. The thing that’s hard to believe is that anyone sane isn’t trying to step in. Either the inner circle won’t let them, or they’re biding their time until they implode on their own.

    As for Omarosa and the others becoming “political celebrities,” I’m trying to tell myself that’s temporary. They will leave no long lasting political legacy other than one of incompetence. They’ll be footnotes at best. I hope!

  3. Marty says:

    Can you imagine hating yourself so much, you coon for someone like Donald Trump?

  4. Indiana Joanna says:

    Omarosa was a shockingly brutal bully on The Apprentice. But her horrible behavior was clearly stoked and encouraged by baby fists. At the core of all the deranged White House behavior is baby fists himself. He is vile.

  5. Jayna says:

    I believe everything she said. Omarosa is a despicable human being. She and Trump are birds of a feather.

    We rented Good Night Good Luck for this weekend. We wanted to be reminded what great journalism can do. That’s what we need for this administration, a press not intimidated and to continue doing great investigative work, and confronting them with facts in interviews when they spew their alternative facts and talk in circles, deflecting. (Kellyanne, I’m looking at you.)

  6. vespernite says:

    Omarosa can go take seat with Stacy Dash in the unemployment line. She is repugnant.

    • MMRB says:

      what is interesting to me, is if you’ve ever seen her fiance on a show with her, he seems to be a calm and delightful man… how……did … they .. end.. up .. to beeee?????

  7. JRenee says:

    This opportunistic dolt is an embarrassment to strong women of conviction, especially Black women. She is drunk with the koolaid of a little power. I will never understand what Michael Clark Duncan ever saw in her.
    I believe she tried it, remember she actually said everyone will have to bow to Trump.

    She fits right in.
    If he has dossiers on everyone, he has one on you too dumb ass!

  8. sam says:

    I saw an interview with her during the trump campaign where she said they are keeping files on everything everyone said about Trump and “they will all pay”. She is like a villain from an old time movie. How has she become this person? How does anyone turn out like that?

  9. The Original Mia says:

    This the same Auntie Tom who was crying about losing all her friends? Bish…this is why you don’t have any friends. I can’t wait for the day Mango no longer needs to trot her out for black Republicans. When this chick is back on the streets plying her schtick of Christianity, I hope she gets the dressing down she so richly deserves.

  10. wood dragon says:

    Someone needs to tell Omarosa that this is DC and the women here will have no problem cleaning her clock and giving her one righteous tongue lashing. In fact, it happened once already… The women here don’t play when it comes to bullies like her.