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Omarosa Manigault, the political consultant-turned-ordained minister, recently spoke about her congregation's reaction to her speaking out about LeToya Jackson. She defended her reason for calling television personality Claudia Jordan a derogatory term.
Manigault first became popular on the first season of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice," where she embraced her role as a brash businesswoman in the boardroom. However, the ordained minister held little back concerning some of her former castmates during a recent interview with New York City radio station Power 105.1 FM.
The reality television star has been vocal about seeking to sue entertainer and fellow cast member Jackson, who made negative comments concerning the recent death of Manigault's late fiance Michael Clarke Duncan.
In a one-on-one interview on "The Apprentice" show that aired recently, Jackson was fired from the competition. However, she made sure to share her thoughts on Manigault and Duncan before leaving the competition.
"Omarosa's fiance passed away not long ago. He had a heart attack– I'm sure she gave it to him," Jackson said on the show. "She's a conniving, scheming, cut-throat, probably pulled the cord on Michael Duncan Clarke … and I thought Mr. Trump was falling for that fake cry. Such a lie!"
Manigault has spoken out against Jackson in several interviews since the comments were made and recently spoke about members of her church congregation supporting her.
"She also accused her brother of molesting little boys. You don't disrespect my man, that's just so tacky and insane," Manigault said on Power 105.1's "Breakfast Club" show. "Before I got on a plane to come here I was at church and one of my members came up and said 'you handled that LaToya in the name of Jesus.'"
However, Jackson was not the only individual that Manigault spoke out against on the radio show. Claudia Jordan, the television personality and former member of "The Apprentice," drew the ire of Manigault after she reportedly took pictures and tweeted at Duncan's funeral despite being asked not to do so.
Manigault expressed her frustration with Jordan by using a derogatory term to refer to the television personality as promiscuous. When radio personality Charlamagne told Manigault that she should not be speaking about Jordan in that way as a minister, the former political consultant defended herself.
"Yea, you've got to tell the truth. I witnessed stuff with my own eyes," Manigault said on "The Breakfast Club. "Jesus loves everybody. He can turn a prostitute into a prophet, he can. He can turn a drug dealer into a deacon. He is capable and able."
Manigault, who serves as an assistant pastor at her home church, the Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Ca., spoke about her decision to make God a priority in her life while appearing last month in Essence magazine.
"I entered seminary about five years ago so it's been a long journey for me. Everybody wishes to find a calling in his or her life and I'm just so glad to figure out what God's mission for me is," Manigault told Essence. "I've discovered my true passion and that is truly being a messenger for God."