Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former Apprentice star set to leave the White House

Pauline Gross
December 15, 2017

But, she and White House Employees are telling different versions of the story.

"And this is the one person who attacked me the a year ago, so you know that this is personal".

Her life now seems destined to include writing a tell-all book about her time at the White House.

She says she resigned from her job and denies reports that she was sacked or made a scene while being escorted from White House grounds.

Mr Trump had said: "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides".

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Maginault Newman submitted her resignation, but reports emerged she was sacked by chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE.

Asked how many senior staffers in the White House are African-American now that reality television star has departed, Sanders said: "We have a really diverse team across the board at the White House, we always want to continue to grow the diversity here".

Omarosa Manigault says she resigned after a conversation with Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly
Omarosa Manigault says she resigned after a conversation with Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly

The Apprentice celeb had to step down from her Director of Communications position for the Office of Public Liaison. But now the Trump administration is giving me a chance to relax during the stressful holiday season by firing someone I can feel neutral about. Reports said she was sacked by Chief of Staff John Kelly, that she cursed when informed of this and that she wanted to speak to President Trump about it.

The president also bid her farewell, tweeting: "Thank you Omarosa for your service!"

"She said she had a story to tell and I'm sure she'll be selling that story", Robin said".

Accustomed to the spotlight, Manigault Newman appeared on national television Thursday to push back against reports that she was sacked from her job as a Trump assistant and director of communications for a White House office that deals with constituent groups. Manigault said that her pass was indeed deactivated in order to prohibit her access to the more classified areas.

A source familiar with Manigault-Newman's departure told the Guardian that her refusal to defend the administration had always been a sticking point.

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