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Washington - Trump Staffer Omarosa Manigault Says She Has Good Relationship With Louis Farrakhan

Published on: May 4, 2017 08:02 PM
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault (R) attend a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault (R) attend a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Washington - Presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault, a former reality TV star, said she would “look forward” to meeting with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader known for his anti-Semitic statements.

“I think any of your audience would know I’ve never shied away from having an open, and I believe a good, relationship with Louis Farrakhan,” Manigault said Thursday morning in an interview on the Chicago radio station WVON, Politico reported later in the day. “I would look forward to receiving that invitation and sitting down with him.”

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Farrakhan has long been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-Semite who “routinely accuses Jews of manipulating the U.S. government and controlling the levels of world power.” He often recycles anti-Semitic tropes in his speeches, such as one in 2015 in which he called Jews “wicked” and his “enemies.”

Farrakhan, 83, who has been the leader of the controversial Nation of Islam group since 1977, maintains that “Israelis and Zionist Jews” had a hand in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

Manigault appeared on the first season of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” a reality show in which contestants vied to impress Donald Trump through a series of business challenges. She became a minor celebrity for her competitive tactics and antagonistic attitude.

After Manigault served as a prominent campaign surrogate during the election season, Trump named her as a presidential assistant and director of communications for the Office of Public liaison in January.

The Anti-Defamation League was “deeply disturbed” by Manigault’s comments on the radio station.

“Louis Farrakhan should not be made to feel welcome by anyone in the White House,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement. “Such an overture would only serve to legitimize his long record of conspiratorial and hateful views toward Jews. We hope that the administration will make it clear that Farrakhan and his anti-Semitic organization will find no supporters in the White House.”



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 May 04, 2017 at 08:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Ymsh Farrakhan

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 May 04, 2017 at 11:49 PM The silence is too loud!! Says:

Deafening silence from the anti-Obama crowd. Deafening silence from the Trump supporters. Does this mean that there are no anti-Obama or pro-Trump people willing to criticize someone in the Trump administration? How is it that there could be such a tight correlation on the subject of Farrakhan between the two groups? Unless it was never really about Farrakhan at all, maybe? Definitely?

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 May 05, 2017 at 08:38 AM Anonymous Says:

Trump needs Omarosa for outreach to Blacks; her opinions regarding Farakkhan certainly does not reflect reflect his opinion. Certainly, Farakkhan will never be welcome in the White House. I find it quite interesting that the so-called CEO of the ADL is making a big deal out of her remarks; yet, when Al Sharpton was invited to the White House, not once, but dozens of times by Obama, in eight years, the ADL said nothing. Sharpton had a hand in instigating the pogrom in Crown Heights, where Yankel Rosenbaum was murdered by Black mobs.

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 May 05, 2017 at 01:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Maybe she'll speak at his funeral.

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 May 05, 2017 at 03:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
The silence is too loud!! Says:

Deafening silence from the anti-Obama crowd. Deafening silence from the Trump supporters. Does this mean that there are no anti-Obama or pro-Trump people willing to criticize someone in the Trump administration? How is it that there could be such a tight correlation on the subject of Farrakhan between the two groups? Unless it was never really about Farrakhan at all, maybe? Definitely?

Phony piece of dirt...whe are the lying Demi rats who accused President Trump over and over of hating women, of being racist against blacks...why is a black woman an employee then???

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 May 05, 2017 at 03:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Trump needs Omarosa for outreach to Blacks; her opinions regarding Farakkhan certainly does not reflect reflect his opinion. Certainly, Farakkhan will never be welcome in the White House. I find it quite interesting that the so-called CEO of the ADL is making a big deal out of her remarks; yet, when Al Sharpton was invited to the White House, not once, but dozens of times by Obama, in eight years, the ADL said nothing. Sharpton had a hand in instigating the pogrom in Crown Heights, where Yankel Rosenbaum was murdered by Black mobs.

Because anyone who dared say a word about Obama, yimach shmo, was labeled RACIST!!!

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 May 05, 2017 at 03:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
The silence is too loud!! Says:

Deafening silence from the anti-Obama crowd. Deafening silence from the Trump supporters. Does this mean that there are no anti-Obama or pro-Trump people willing to criticize someone in the Trump administration? How is it that there could be such a tight correlation on the subject of Farrakhan between the two groups? Unless it was never really about Farrakhan at all, maybe? Definitely?

Deafening silence from the never Trumper snowflakes who claimed Pres. Trump doesn't hire women or minorities

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