Apprentice Star, Omarosa Fired From Trump’s White House

Apprentice Star, Omarosa Fired From Trump’s White House

By Wires | The Trent on December 14, 2017
Omarosa Manigault, whose claim to fame is being extremely hated on reality TV, is Donald Trump's new director of African-American outreach. | ANDREW SAVULICH/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Omarosa Manigault-Newman has reportedly been fired — this time from her actual job in the Trump White House and not from a contrived one on The Apprentice.

And according to some accounts, her dismissal from the White House on Tuesday, December 13, 2017 had all the drama — and then some — one would expect when a reality TV star president and his staff fire a political aide who served not once but three times as the villain on said reality show.

The White House has been tight-lipped about Manigault-Newman’s departure, saying only in a statement that she resigned her position “to pursue other opportunities,” effective January 20, 2018, the one year-anniversary of Trump’s inauguration. “We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service,” the statement read.

But it might have gone down a bit more acrimoniously. A White House official told the Wall Street Journal that Manigault-Newman was “physically dragged and escorted off the campus.” American Urban Radio Network’s April D. Ryan (who has a history with Manigault Newman) reported that it all began when General John Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff, fired Manigault-Newman on Tuesday night.

Manigault-Newman did not take the news well, according to Ryan, and insisted on speaking with the president himself. Kelly allegedly told her that Trump had already signed off, and that this was not like “going to the principal’s office.”

Sources told Ryan that Manigault-Newman lobbed a few curses — and tried to take credit for delivering the black vote to President Trump.

Manigault-Newman also apparently had no intention of going quietly. After being dismissed by Kelly, she allegedly walked over the residence to try to get in and see the president. According to Ryan, the Secret Service stopped her. (The Secret Service denied that it had escorted Manigault-Newman off the premises.)

rump and Manigault-Newman had a close relationship, beginning with her days on The Apprentice and leading up to her work on his campaign and in his administration.

But tensions existed for some time between Kelly and Manigault-Newman, and Trump’s Chief of Staff had reportedly tried to curtail some of her influence and access to the president. It sounds like he succeeded on Tuesday night.

It’s hard to argue that Manigault-Newman, who was nominally tasked with African-American outreach during the campaign and administration, was much of a success in the White House. Several reports during her tenure suggested few even knew what she was doing there. But she also had her work cut out for her. It wouldn’t have been easy to build bridges to the black community with Trump perpetually burning them behind her.

Read more at Vox.


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