The White House public liaison worker, generally referred to only by her first name, attended a panel on police brutality at the organization's meeting in New Orleans on Friday.
"I sit at a table where I am not only the only African-American woman, but the only African-American at all", she reportedlysaid.
Manigault was a last-minute addition to a panel on police brutality, which caused others to pull out. "Next question." Trump had earlier said police officers should not be "nice" to people when they were detaining.
"Ask about my story, I'm not going to stand here and defend every single word or decision", she said after standing up from her chair, according to video of the event.
As we said, things got heated between Manigualt-Newman and Gordon when he began asking her about the President's views.
"I did my best to try to keep this as civil as possible", the moderator stated, which led to a roaring applause from the audience. You see them thrown in rough. She has even called himself a "Trumplican". "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu". Her role in the White House includes advocating on issues important to African-Americans.
Manigault said that Trump's comments were not acceptable, but when pressed further about their discussions, she said that she would not "disclose confidential conversations with the president of the United States". "Like, don't hit their head and they've just killed somebody - don't hit their head". She argued that Glover had invited her to talk about her personal experience with gun violence and that he was being dismissive. "So I turned my back on a White House that does the same to me", Packnett said in a tweet. Page Sixreports that Nikole Hannah-Jones, a journalist with the New York Times, was scheduled to moderate the panel that also was to feature Valerie Castile and Sandra Sterling, as well as Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker.
During the 2016 presidential campaign season, Trump was invited to speak at NABJ's conference in Washington, D.C. He declined then as well.
"It was that she was added at the eleventh hour and it was unclear whether we would be able to discuss substantive issues regarding the administration and its policing policies", she told the Post.