"I waited to see if she would bring any substance. Instead, she insulted us. So I turned my back on a White House that does the same to me," Packnett said in a tweet. "I deeply respect the NABJ. But I'm an activist, not a journalist. Everyone couldn't stand. So until this White House stands for us, we will."
Manigault also said that none of the journalists there were sympathetic to the pain she felt over her family members' death.
"I came out to laughter as if this was a joke. Walking into a room where you get shut down does not open a line of communication so change can happen," she said.
At some point during the panel, various activists and journalists turned their backs to Manigault as she spoke. Brittany Packnett, a Black Lives Matter activist, said she stood in protest because the White House isn't standing up for black people.Enter your text here ...