Omarosa and Ed Gordon Got Into It At Black Journalists Convention
Omarosa Manigault, former ‘Apprentice’ contestant and current assistant to President Donald Trump, caused an uproar at the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention on Friday. Surprisingly, she actually criticized her boss for seeming to encourage police brutality–both her father and brother were both lost to street violence in Youngstown, Ohio–but she then defended the administration in a number of heated exchanges over its relationship with communities of color throughout the country.
BET host Ed Gordon asked Omarosa about Trump’s position on policing, and his position that police officers not be so nice when arresting suspects. Manigault didn’t want to talk about Trump, and was angry that Gordon didn’t solely want to focus on her family losses. At one point she said to him, “shame on you.”
There were 4 other panelists on stage, and they were barely questioned throughout the entirety of the panel. Omarosa was annoyed by this and worked to change the subject every time she was asked about Trump. Two journalists who were scheduled to be on the panel refused to participate, and one told the New York Post he was angry that Manigault was added at the last minute, which is why he pulled out.