Omarosa Manigault has not been in the White House for a month, and she’s already stirring up drama.
Trump’s close confidant allegedly got into an altercation last week with journalist April Ryan that “physically intimidated her in a manner that could have warranted intervention by the Secret Service.” Ryan also claims Manigault revealed there is a dossier of information that Trump has been collecting on reporters.
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Conflict between the two is said to have started during the campaign season, when Manigault alleged that Ryan was being paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign for news stories.
“This story suggests that as a reporter, you are (or were) a paid Clinton surrogate,” Manigault wrote in the email. “I pray this is not true! This could be hurtful to your legacy and the integrity of your work.”
Devastated by the accusations that she vehemently denies, Ryan––a onetime friend of Manigault––let her know these allegations would stain her 20-year journalism career.
As reported by The Washington Post, during their altercation, Ryan said Manigault told her that she was among several African-American journalists who were the subject of White House “dossiers.” Manigault has previously said that Trump is keeping “a list” of opponents, though at the time she was referring to Republicans who voted against him.
When asked by The Washington Post about Ryan’s statements, Omarosa replied: “My comment: Fake news!”