Former senior Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman is facing a backlash after describing the president as "racial."
During an interview with ABC News, she defended Trump by insisting that he was "racial, not racist."
"I will acknowledge many of the exchanges, particularly in the last six months, have been racially charged," she said. "Do we then just stop and label him as a racist? No."
Manigault Newman, a former star of Trump's TV show "The Apprentice," served as director of communications for the White House's Office of Public Liaison prior to her resignation this week.
But many black Twitter users were not pleased with her attempted defense of Trump. Read some of their reactions below:
Omarosa, I understand the dictionary's def of "racial" vs "racism" but what do you mean, hon? By "hon" I mean honor… https://t.co/nJeeuoVqgA— Chilicote (@Chilicote) 1513358020.0
@TheRoot Actual footage of my face reading this news. https://t.co/P10lvrfFiP— rebekahmendationM.L.I.S. (@rebekahmendationM.L.I.S.) 1513303900.0
@TheRoot https://t.co/aWv7zusW1F— Ashanti 💙💛🐩 (@Ashanti 💙💛🐩) 1513303296.0
@TheRoot Kinda like Omarosa saying she's out of a job, but not unemployed.— Robert Pass III (@Robert Pass III) 1513303100.0
“Donald Trump is not racist, he’s racial. The things he gives push back on just involve people of color” -Omarosa ...girl— 8th House Siren (@8th House Siren) 1513342926.0
Catching up on a few news items and I didn't realize Omarosa said Trump wasn't racist but "racial." ... https://t.co/2zISbTgSRq— Tonja Renée Stidhum (@Tonja Renée Stidhum) 1513324673.0