I have no idea why Black people keep trying to make Omarosa Manigault a thing. Not only does she occupy a made position in the White House, she is not for the people, in any sense of the word. Still, being as accepting and kind-natured as we are. We keep trying to find places for her to spread her poison.
Most recently, the National Association of Black Journalists invited Manigault to speak on a panel at their conference this year, currently in progress.
And as you might imagine, it’s not going over all that well.
A source told Page Six, “The majority there don’t want her involved. It’s heavy drama — even the moderator is refusing. Everyone sees it as extremely offensive.”
Nikole Hannah-Jones, a New York Times journalist, was scheduled to moderate a panel on police brutality. It also included Valerie Castile, Sandra Sterling, and Jelani Cobb. Cobb decided not to speak on the panel and Ed Gordon stepped in to serve as moderator.
Cobb told Page Six, it wasn’t just that Manigault was added but also that the whole thing was unorganized. “It was that she was added at the eleventh hour and it was unclear whether we would be able to discuss substantive issues regarding the administration and its policing policies. Also, the panel was very disorganized, and basic things like format were not clear.”
April Ryan, CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Networks bureau chief, and Manigault, who were once friends before she became an aide to President Trump, have lost touch with one another.
During a recent appearance on Angela Rye’s podcast “On One,” Ryan said of Manigault, “She was going around telling Sean Spicer not to call on me [during press conferences]. She’s calling other people, newsmakers, sources . . . trolling my Twitter . . . She wanted to kill my career.”
She continued, “When you try to kill me and my career because you want to advance yourself, because you are now making money after not making money from selling cellphones, and now you’re making $180,000 a year, good for you. But you know what? Karma comes back. And I told her, ‘The sad thing about it is: No one likes you.’ ”