The White House public liaison worker, generally referred to only by her first name, attended a panel on police brutality at the organization's meeting in New Orleans on Friday.
At one point the audio of Trump's remarks were he suggested tactics to use on suspects while under arrest played over the chaos of the banter and drowned out Manigault as she attempted to talk over Gordon.
Heading into the forum, numerous conference attendees said they were steeling themselves for the appearance of Ms. Manigault-Newman, who became famous on "The Apprentice" and has had several fiery exchanges with journalists.
Manigault's inclusion on the panel, which reportedly drew a standing-room only audience, that discussed issues like police brutality caused plenty of controversy before it even started.
When Gordon turned to the topic of Trump, Manigault-Newman objected.
After Manigault joined Trump's White House staff, reports said she would be focusing on public engagement. Manigault-Newman said she could not "disclose confidential conversations with the president", which elicited sighing and snickering in the crowd, though Manigault-Newman said she thought it was wrong for Trump to make those comments.
Bounce TV's Ed Gordon ended up moderating the panel and had some heated exchanges with Manigault on stage, as both stood up at one point to confront the other. "You inform them of what's going on in the community so they can be an advocate. She went OFF, said that she was offended that anyone would belittle what she went through ..."
She said that part of the problem is an unwillingness of activists to come to the table. When asked about her work with the Department of Justice on policing issues, Manigault-Newman responded, "Google me".
Sarah Glover, president of NABJ, tried to take control of the panel after some 45 minutes of confrontation on the stage.
When Gordon again went back to talking about President Trump, Omarosa went off, and the two were essentially yelling in each other's faces. "Her personal experience is her personal experience".