Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Spike Lee Blasts Omarosa’s African-American Outreach For Trump

Spike Lee, Omarosa*Following news that former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault has been appointed director of African-American outreach for Donald Trump’s campaign, Spike Lee is speaking out about the ex-Apprentice star and former Al Gore staffer’s new role.

Jet Magazine notes how on Tuesday, Lee shared on Instagram a sideways photograph of Manigault wearing a clown nose, and an a salutation to “Ms. Theresa.” (To clarify, Manigault’s mother’s name is Theresa.)

“Ms. Theresa ‘Omarosa’ Manigault pic is like this (because) I’m looking at her sideways,” Lee captioned the photo. “Trump has named her his ‘director of African-American Outreach.’ You might know her from Trump’s reality TV show, The Apprentice. Who’s next? Step N’ Fetchit? Aunt Jemina? Uncle Ben? Sleep N’ Eat? Rastus? Lil’ (N-word) Jim? Omarosa gonna give out free Popeye’s Chicken with sides to deliver (the) black vote to Trump? YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF. #blacklivesmatter.”

Manigault responded to Lee’s remarks in a now-deleted tweet, writing, “@officialSpikeLee attacks me&my mom Theresa, Why? For my work with @realDonaldTrump using the N word? #RaceBaiting.”

READ RELATED STORY: Omarosa is Donald Trump’s New ‘Director of African American Outreach’ (Watch)

Omarosa caused a stir on social media when she announced that she’s now GOP presidential candidate’s director of African American outreach.

“It is a very difficult time for our country, but the good thing is that I know Donald Trump at his heart,”she told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin on Monday. “And I know what he can do in that role.”

When asked about Trump’s minimal support from African Americans, Manigault acted confused when saying, “I’m just wondering who they polled because I just spent about an amazing weekend with African Americans for Trump…about 300 of them.”

“My reality is I’m surrounded by people who want to see Donald Trump as the next president of the United States who are African American. Donald Trump is focused on improving the conditions of African Americans in this country… unemployment in African-American community is at an all-time high,” she added.

Manigault appeared in Season 1 of Trump’s “Apprentice” reality series, and according to a 2004 People Magazine article, she was “banished from four jobs in two years with the Clinton administration.

Cheryl Shavers, former Under Secretary for Technology at the Commerce Department says Omarosa “was asked to leave as quickly as possible, she was so disruptive. One woman wanted to slug her.”

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