April Ryan, a longtime presidential correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks, told the Washington Post that Omarosa Manigault got in her face just outside of press secretary Sean Spicer’s office on Wednesday night.
Manigault allegedly also told Ryan that White House officials have compiled “dossiers” of damaging information on her and several other African-American journalists. It was not clear what the supposed “dossiers” might contain.
Ryan said she reacted to Manigault’s claim by telling her, “Good for you, good for you, good for you.”
Before her White House career, Manigault was a fixture on two of Trump’s reality TV shows, “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice.” She gained a reputation for being sly, confrontational and always willing to humiliate fellow contestants. Trump tapped Manigault last month as his director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison.
Trump officials did not immediately return requests for comment from the Daily News, but Manigault gave a one sentence response when reached by The Post over email.
“My comment: Fake news!” the former reality star fired.
Washington Post reporter Abby Phillip witnessed parts of the hostile interaction, and said Ryan told her that Manigault’s demeanor was so aggressive that she felt it should have triggered Secret Service agents to intervene.