April Ryan Accuses Omarosa Manigault of Trying to ‘Kill’ Her Career

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Veteran White House reporter April Ryan claimed that White House communications aide Omarosa Manigault is trying to "kill" her career.

Liberal political commentator Angela Rye published her podcast interview with Ryan on Wednesday, in which Ryan said that she had a "loose friendship with Manigault," the Washington Examiner reported.

Ryan said that their relationship had fallen apart after Manigault joined President Donald Trump's campaign, and the staff had reservations about their friendship.

Ryan described a confrontation that occurred between her and Manigault in the White House where, according to Ryan, Manigault spread a rumor that Ryan had taken money from Hillary Clinton's campaign.

"So, they were chastising her about our friendship. So, she was finding a way to break the friendship off," Ryan said in regard to the confrontation. "She was screaming at the top of her lungs. It was almost as if she wanted the president to hear. Not only that, she taped it and edited the tape."

Ryan said that Manigault sent those edited tapes of 20-30 minutes of arguing to Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts.

"I embarrassed her in front of reporters and people in that office … I made mincemeat of her," Ryan said on the podcast.

Ryan was referring to what she said in the argument at the White House, where people could hear her insulting Manigault.

"I said, ‘I was here when you got fired the last time and I'll be here when you get fired this time … I've been doing well. What were you doing last year? Nothing but selling cell phones,'" Ryan said, recounting the incident.

It was previously reported that Manigault was keeping tabs on Ryan because she regarded her as an "enemy." They also clashed again in February when they were discussing the rumor—which the White House denies—that the administration had "dossiers" on journalists.

Ryan claimed that the White House and Trump administration were watching her Twitter and social media during the campaign and "still to this day."

"When you try to kill me and my career because you want to advance yourself because you are now making money after not making money from selling cell phones, good for you," Ryan said on the podcast. "But you know what, karma comes back."

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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