*As we reported earlier, Omarosa‘s visit to the NABJ conference in New Orleans over the weekend didn’t go well at all.
We’re of course referring to the panel she was on that Ed Gordon moderated and dissolved into a hot mess with her and Gordon going at each other. Speaking of Gordon, check the clip above as he tells MSNBC his side of the story.
Meanwhile, as far as Omarosa is concerned, she may have stormed off the stage at the panel where she was not exactly welcome, but she stuck around the hotel stewing, according to reports. Some say she tried to intimidate longtime White House correspondent April Ryan as she celebrated her Journalist of the Year award at the NABJ conference.
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According to a TMZ report, Omarosa continued her campaign of disruption during April’s celebration. The report says that after her heated onstage exchange Friday with Gordon, she cornered CNN commentator Symone Sanders and verbally accosted her for talking trash on social media, suggesting Omarosa shouldn’t have been there at all.
Other eyewitnesses said that at some point Friday when April was being honored, Omarosa decided to crash the hotel bar where April and her friends were celebrating … sitting at a table nearby as an intimidation tactic.
Fellow journalist Jarrett Hill posted a clip of himself making a toast, with a caption vowing not to allow Omarosa to steal April’s thunder.
However, sources close to Omarosa deny this account. They say she had no idea April was celebrating there and her presence simply happened by chance. On the other hand, the sources did not explain why Omarosa stayed.
Omarosa, came to NABJ to make headlines in an effort to steal spotlight from and antagonize April Ryan – as she is being celebrated as NABJ’s 2017 Journalist of the Year. Following her verbal fight with Ed Gordon, she thought she’d stick around longer and come sit next to our table (April Ryan and company) to get a little more attention in the hotel’s restaurant and grill. After she arrived, and requested a table adjacent to ours – like she was in high school – our table paid her no mind, and decided we’d celebrate April. The supposed White House staffer sat idly by, in quiet. I rose for a toast, and invited the entire bar to join me. Congratulations on being true Black Excellence, April; for making a true impact and not just making headlines. Message: Sometimes when an adversary has come to steal your joy, you have to celebrate. Not today, Satan. Not today.
As we’ve reported, Omarosa and April Ryan used to be friends … before Omarosa joined the Trump administration.