Omarosa's Appearance at the 2017 NABJ Convention Didn't Go Over Well

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11:  Omarosa attends the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Omarosa's Appearance at the 2017 NABJ Convention Didn't Go Over Well

Journalists and other attendees were not happy.

Published August 12, 2017

In what many are calling basically the inevitable, polarizing media personality Omarosa Manigault-Newman was invited to serve as a panelist at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she turned things up in a way that many deem inappropriate for the setting.

Things got so out of hand that the notorious TV villain got into a verbal dispute with a moderator and ended up dramatically walking out.

According to the Washington Post, the White House staffer's appearance was meant to be a surprise but information of her addition was leaked to the New York Post in advance, resulting in several journalists refusing to partake in the panel which was interestingly focused on the topic of police brutality.

The topic got off to an odd start with Omarosa speaking on Trump's "joke" about the police being aggressive towards Black Americans.

  1. Her words eventually became so unbearable for many of the attendees to hear that a few of them got up and turned their backs to her in protest.

  2. The former Celebrity Apprentice star then verbally scolded experienced journalist Ed Gordon who held his own and let her know that her words weren't appreciated.

    Gordon, who intervened as a last-minute moderator, began conversing with Omarosa who began pacing back and forth on the stage. Things escalated when she started raising her voice at Gordon when he asked about her position within Donald Trump's administration and him encouraging police brutality during one of his most recent speeches.

    From here, she became incredibly defensive.

    "I'm not going to stand here and defend [Trump's] every word or decision but I will tell my story," she said. "You're dismissing my family story."

    Take a look, below:

  3. It gets worse. 

    Things took an even uglier — and unprofessional — turn when Omarosa reportedly uttered "Google me" when asked to expound on her role within the administration.

    Her actions clearly left a bad taste in the mouths of several of the attendees. Take a look at some of their reactions, below:

See Omarosa's Trump co-sign in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)


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