Omarosa Manigault-Newman was out this week leading to mockery from the left. However, people of color on the right were eager to attack too. And according to at least one black conservative, the White House gave the green light.
“Yeah, they told us to take the gloves off,” admitted Ayshia Connors, former deputy director of African American Political Engagement at the Republican National Committee. “They wanted us to share our experience. I mean, in my experience when I was at the RNC, and when other black conservatives that were establishment folks were trying to engage her and trying to do black outreach, we were blocked. We were shut out. So, now that she went on and was talking about what her experience was in the White House and how uncomfortable she was, we got the OK to go ahead and express our stories.”
The other conservatives on the panel corroborated that the White House had given the go-ahead, but they were reluctant to go on the attack.
Connors went on to say that the black leaders in the GOP were asked for a list of names for people of color who could work in the administration, but those people never got a call from the White House.
“We have information that Omarosa trashed those — I mean, those people were never given an interview,” Connors said. “That is a direct Omarosa obstructing black Republicans.”
Watch the full conversation below:
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MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Steele about what it would take for Republicans to serve as a check on the president.
"I think the only way to make him change his mind is -- he’s got to think they might walk," Todd said.
"Well, that would require a level of moxie that we haven’t seen from the leadership," Steele replied.
"On the foreign policy space, I think that’s the one area where we’ve seen people actually start to push back rhetorically," he noted. "But I don’t know if internally they’ve really sat down with the president and go, 'This is how damaging this is, this is how troublesome it is, and this is the problem you’re having inside the caucus.' I just don’t — at least from the folks I’ve talked to, I haven’t gotten the sense they’ve gone there yet."
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"The White House just released the text of the less letter that the president sent to Erdo?an of Turkey, among other things, saying in the aftermath of the earlier decision by the U.S. to pull out troops, saying 'Don't be a tough guy, don't be a fool,'" said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "What is your reaction to that?"
"You know, I'll be honest, I saw this online first. I got a copy of the letter," said Quigley. "I actually thought it was a prank, a joke. It couldn't possibly come from the Oval Office. It sounded all of the world like the president of the United States, in some sort of momentary lapse, just dictated angrily whatever was on the top of his head. These are extraordinarily serious issues. And an extraordinarily dangerous part of the world."
Here are the two Trump claims that the Pentagon chief refused to vouch for
The White House meeting Wednesday afternoon didn't go well for either party, according to their counterparts. Both sides are dishing on details, including a Democratic aide who said that there were two of President Donald Trump's claims that his own Pentagon chief wouldn't vouch for.
At the onset of the meeting, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) began by reading a quote from Gen. James Mattis, who briefly served in Trump's administration.
"But POTUS cut Schumer off," reported PBS News correspondent Lisa Desjardins. Trump then "said that Gen Mattis was: 'the world’s most overrated general. You know why? He wasn’t tough enough. I captured ISIS. Mattis said it would take 2 yrs. I captured them in 1 month."