Thursday, Omarosa Manigault talked at the National Action Network’s New York tradition, where she confronted an extraordinarily intense group as the meeting was the biggest social occasion of African-American White House pundits since Donald Trump was chosen president.
Also in attendance was one of Omarosa’s sharpest critics, Angela Rye, who serves as CNN political commentator and former Congressional Black Caucus executive director. She said:
““I’m going to bring the fire right now. Moments ago, we were joined by your president’s apprentice,” Rye said, referring to President Trump’s White House communications director. “The truth is, when you tell somebody you’re going to fight for them, I’m going to tell you how not to fight for them. You don’t fight for them by putting forth a tax reform plan that cuts corporate tax rates but ignores the poor. You don’t fight for them by cutting taxes for the rich, and ensuring that burden is going to be on the backs of the poor and ordinary black and brown people.”
Omarosa spoke at the women’s power luncheon, which featured MC Lyte, Sheraton Times Square, citing the administration’s commitment to historically black colleges and universities as well as its Small Business Administration. Her remarks did not sit well with her group of onlookers, however, as she guarded a president who has for quite some time been scrutinized for his perspectives and activities in regards to ladies and minorities.
However, always a fierce competitor, Omarosa did not concede the verbal altercation. She vehemently replied, “Oh, I’m ready. I know what I came into, and I’m not scared.” She continued, “I am looking forward to partnering with you, continuing to work on behalf of the National Action Network in Los Angeles but more importantly, the President of the United States.”
Juxtaposed to Rye’s comments, Rye was able to highlight an alternate understanding of Trump’s governmental issues. She reviewed Trump requesting capital punishment of the Central Park Five, five African-American men blamed for the assault and murder of a white lady in 1989. In spite of the fact that the men were later cleared after DNA confirm demonstrated their guiltlessness.
She also recollected the several civil lawsuits that were brought against Trump and his father. Alleging that they discriminated against black tenants; and scoffed at false claim that former President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. Trump would later retract his wild claims.
She exclaimed, “How you don’t fight for us is by pissing on me and telling me its raining! That’s not how you fight for me,” Rye roared as the audience rose to their feet in applause. At the end of the awards luncheon, NAN founder and president Reverend Al Sharpton asked Omarosa to speak highly of the event to her boss in the Oval Office.
Saying, “I want you to bring a message back that you were respected here at the National Action Network because that’s how we behave,” Sharpton said. “We’ve had Bill O’Reilly here, we’ve had Sean Hannity here. We respect you. But I wish the President would respect us,” he said.
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