A longtime White House correspondent is claiming that President Trump’s “Black friend” Omarosa Manigault threatened her.
White House reporter April Ryan says she got into a heated argument with Omarosa mere feet away from the Oval Office. Ryan tells The Washington Post that Omarosa “physically intimidated” her and witness claim that it looked bad enough for the Secret Service to get involved, which they did not. In their argument, Ryan also claimed that Omarosa said she had a dossier on her and other Black journalists suspected of being anti-Trump.
“She stood right in my face like she was going to hit me,” said Ryan. “I said, ‘You better back up.’ . . . She thought I would be bullied. I won’t be.”
Their argument stems from months of tension dating back to 2016 Presidential election campaigns between Trump and Hillary Clinton. Ryan’s name appeared on a list of journalists that the Clinton campaign was hoping to influence. When Omarosa, who is now a communications official in the Trump administration, got a hold of the list, she emailed Ryan warning her to “protect her legacy” and even questioned if she was in fact, working for Clinton. Ryan has denied working for the presidential hopeful.
It is also being reported that the two of them were close friends at one point, with Omarosa even asking Ryan to be a bridesmaid in her wedding.
When Omarosa was asked to comment on the public dust up, she replied, “My comment: Fake news!”