If you know anything about Omarosa Mannigault, you won’t be surprised to learn that she walked out of a National Newspaper Publishers Association/NNPA meeting after a reporter Hazel Trice Edney asked her a “tough question,” according to the AFRO.
The longtime black owned news outlet reports that during the March 23 breakfast meeting – which Omarosa (President Donald Trump’s director of communications for public liaison) asked the Chair of the group (Denise Rolark Barnes) to attend – stormed out of the room and freaking out many of those that witnessed her do it.
In typical fashion for Omarosa, during opening remarks, she was all giggles and smiles, praising black journalists for historically asking “the tough questions.” But then reality sat in when Trice Edney asked the minister and former reality TV star about not following up on Trump’s promised “first interview” with NNPA President Benjamin Chavis, she abruptly morphed into the indignant hellcat you’ve seen her be on “The Apprentice.” At that point, it seems it got personal.
Check out how Trice Edney broke it all down. It started with Omarosa’s response:
“Ben Chavis was never promised the first interview. He was promised an interview, but not the first. And I was very surprised because we’ve always had a great working relationship, Hazel, that you wrote such a dishonest story [published Jan. 8] about a closed off the record meeting that I invited NNPA to make sure that we had a great relationship, that we started early. I was really surprised that you made that a press story because that was inaccurate. And moreover, you weren’t in the room.”
“It was not inaccurate,” Edney responded. “I have my sources right here. The question is when is the interview going to take place? That’s the question.”