And she argued that the issue of police brutality is front and center for the Trump administration, despite the president's recent comments, which were widely interpreted as endorsing the use of excessive force by officers. The former Apprentice contestant now works in the White House Office of Public Liaison. "It's heavy drama. Even the moderator is refusing", an unnamed source told Page Six. "Also, the panel was very disorganized, and basic things like format were not clear", he said. At other times, some audience members vocalized their displeasure with Omarosa in different ways.
In true Omarosa fashion, though, she defended herself from Gordon by saying, "I do not have to stand here and defend every single word and decision". She argued that Glover had invited her to talk about her personal experience with gun violence and that he was being dismissive. It began when the name of President Donald Trump was mentioned. "You don't walk away from the table because if you're not at the table, you're on the menu". "I'm suggesting that the way this was put together became a mess", Gordon said at the end of the event.
"We have reached the point of diminished returns", the moderator announced. Omarosa - a staunch Trump supporter and an aide to the Prez - took issue with how journalist Ed Gordon phrased the question. sparking the feud. "I came out to laughter as if this was a joke", she said.
She said at one point that the community's concerns "have to be addressed". The mothers received a standing ovation from the audience.
Manigault was not originally scheduled to be on the panel.
"Sometimes it's hard to get up in the mornings, but I have to continue to fight for change", said Castile, whose son's death was captured on Facebook Live.
Of seeing videos of Sterling's death in Baton Rouge, Sterling said, "I nearly died". "I don't want to hear a lecture". You felt what I felt.
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HeavyOmarosa joins the NABJ panel. "She's fearless to go into the lion's den". Manigault-Newman protested, suggesting later that Gordon was attempting to "walk all over" her "aggressively". By the end of the event, though, Gordon called things a "quagmire".
"[It] wasn't simply the addition of Omarosa", he said. Civil rights leaders have "refused to meet with the White House", she added. An anonymous source who spent years active in the black Republican community told the Daily Beast back in March that the reason everyone dislikes Omarosa is because "she has no mission or goal other than to make Omarosa the head sister in charge".