White House correspondent and CNN analyst, April Ryan, called out Omarosa Manigault-Newman for speaking about her during an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”
Manigault-Newman claimed that the White House used Ryan to leak details about the aide’s firing.
However, Ryan took to Twitter to set the record straight.
Omarosa! I hear you mentioned me on Meet The Press. Don’t reference me or use my name. Keep my name out of your mouth. You have done enough. Your lies and crazy behavior are catching up to you. Can you say National Security breach? Lawyer up!
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) August 12, 2018
According to Manigault-Newman, the recording that was aired during the interview was taken in the Situation Room, which is supposed to be one of the most highly secure parts of the presidential complex. She also claimed that White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, threatened her and that President Donald Trump was aware that her reputation would be damaged.
“He knew that John Kelly was going to take me into the Situation Room, and lock me in there, threaten me, and say that things were going to get ugly for me, and there would be damage to me reputation,” Manigault-Newman said. “And you know what, 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 that I was running around the residence and trying to break into a Christmas party, which is ludicrous.”
Ryan also spoke about her opinion on the former aide during CNN’s Reliable Sources.
“She was complicit, but she was doing all this knowing that there was going to be a payoff in the end for her, and then once she got upset with him or he got upset with her or whatever happened, she decides to turn on him,” Ryan said. “She’s not a friend, she’s a liar, and I would say she’s evil.”