Watch Omarosa Get Prickly Defending Her Trump Support on ‘The View': ‘No One Uses Me’ (Video)

White House staffer caps off tense appearance with a jab at co-host Joy Behar’s love life

Last Updated: January 27, 2017 @ 10:14 AM

Omarosa Manigault’s first appearance to “The View” in 13 years got heated, to say the least.

The Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liasons in Donald Trump’s White House was immediately put on the defensive when co-host Sunny Hostin asked her to respond to criticisms that Trump had used the former “Apprentice” contestant during the campaign to mask callousness towards the African American community.

“First of all, no one uses me,” Manigault said. “I am the embodiment of the American dream. I grew up on welfare, on Section 8 housing, my father was killed when I was 7 years old, I went to public schools… I earned my way to sit in the White House. No one gave me anything, okay?”

Manigault and Joy Behar exchanged blows over her support of Trump, as Behar repeated attempted to interrupt Manigault’s long-winded monologues to interject on issues like racism, the “grab ‘em by the p—y” remark and the fact that Trump was a reality show star.

“I know that’s gotta burn your blood, Joy,” Manigault said.

“They say anybody can be President, and he proved it,” Behar shot back.

The 13-minute segment, in which Manigault increasingly refused to answer questions from each of the co-hosts and stuck to her own talking points, was capped off with the White House staffer introducing her fiance, who was sitting in the audience.

“I’m so happy he’s here with me, he brings me such joy,” she said. “And I hope that you one day could find that kind of joy, Joy.”

As the audience groaned, Hostin exclaimed, “When they go low, we go high,” ending the segment. And not a minute too soon.