Omarosa Manigault, former Apprentice victor and current Donald Trump aide, appeared on a panel about police brutality at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans on Friday, and it was, in Trumpspeak, the greatest panel in the history of panels.
Ms. Manigault-Newman is the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison.
The black journalists turned their backs on Manigault even though she said she disagreed with Trump's joke about how he did not want police to be "too nice" by putting their hands on top of the heads of "thugs" while throwing them "into the back of a paddy wagon".
Black journalists in attendance at the event took to Twitter to show what happened during Manigault's appearance on the panel.
"I sit at a table where I am not only the only African-American woman, but the only African-American at all", she said, pushing back at questions about how much she was doing for the community.
She maintained she uses her White House position to bring people together to discuss policy.
"Shame on you", Manigault -Newman told Gordon just minutes after coming on stage. "You inform them of what's going on in the community so they can be an advocate".
Gordon maintained that it was appropriate to ask questions about her work in the White House, though later said that the event was reaching "the point of diminished returns". Manigault-Newman protested, suggesting later that Gordon was attempting to "walk all over" her "aggressively". But at one point, asked how she worked with the Justice Department on issues of policing, Ms. Manigault-Newman suggested that people in the room should "Google" her work. She first balked at "disclosing confidential conversations with the president", then stood up, pacing the stage as she sparred with Gordon.
She said that part of the problem is an unwillingness of activists to come to the table. She claimed she was there to talk about her personal experience with violence, as some of her family members have been murdered.
She later mentioned that her tweet prompted a discussion between herself and a former NABJ president.