Days after warning Omarosa Manigault-Newman to “keep my name out of your mouth,” journalist April Ryan jumped to the former White House aide’s defense after President Donald Trump called her “that dog” in a racist Twitter rant.
“Let me be clear! Calling a Black woman a dog is unacceptable,” Ryan tweeted on Tuesday. “This is a pattern. We saw it with the Black football players moms. They were called sons of B*tches.”
Trump has become increasingly crazed amid the release of Manigault-Newman’s latest tell-all book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” in which she makes several damning claims about the president. The allegations, along with a secret taping of her firing by chief of staff John Kelly, have caused such a stir that Trump took Twitter to call her everything from “wacky” to a “low-life” in a series of not-so-nice tweets this week.
However, Trump hit a new low Tuesday when he compared the former “Apprentice” star to an animal, tweeting, “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”
The tweet drew a harsh rebuke from Ryan, who’s been an outspoken critic of the president and his administration — which once included Manigault-Newman.
The two have been feuding for some time now and on Monday, the White House journalist told Manigault Newman to “keep my name out of your mouth” after referencing her in a bombshell interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Recalling her exit from the White House, the former reality star said, ”The next day there was damage to my reputation, because they then put out a story using and exploiting an African-American reporter to say I was running around the residence and trying to break into a Christmas party, which is ludicrous.”
The “African-American reporter” she was referring to was Ryan, who revealed that Omarosa had to be escorted from the White House upon her “resignation.”
“Omarosa did not resign,” Ryan told CNN in February, citing multiple sources. “She was even escorted out of he building and off campus. She was very upset and said she wanted to speak to the president.”
Ryan’s defense of her former friend left some questioning if Manigault-Newman deserved sympathy in the first place.
“Why should April Ryan come 2 Omarosa’s defense?” one person wrote. “O tried 2 drag AR’s name thru the mud & ruin her reputation. Besides doesn’t have clean hands during her time in the WH. She can’t play the victim now.”
“Omarosa about to get sympathy cause Trump just called her a dog,” wrote another. “But I want to remind folks that Omarosa was nasty to April Ryan, basically shitted on the rest of the black community and is an evil liar. Omarosa & Trump made this bed. Let them fight it out.”