Omarosa Is Out at the White House

Elias Hubbard
December 16, 2017

"Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities", press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

She was a major surrogate for Trump during the 2016 presidential election, and was given a plum job as a political aide in Trump's White House.

Omarosa and President Trump say they're on good terms after her exit from the administration, and we're told she's optimistic their relationship will help her down the road.

According to CNN, it was Newman's loyalty and friendship with Trump that kept her on-staff longer than anyone expected. Omarosa gained particular notoriety in the media last month amid reports that she brought her 39-person bridal party into the White House relatively unannounced this past spring.

The Secret Service on Wednesday said it was not involved in Omarosa Manigault Newman's departure from the White House. "This is not the first firing for Omarosa from Trump!". It's done.' So once that piece stopped, a little later on, she tried to go see the president.

This is a developing news story. But the headlines that followed her had more to do with where she kept her shoes ("all over the White House") and how she was using the headquarters of the executive branch as her wedding-procession backdrop, with a bridesmaid luncheon on St. Patrick's Day and a photo shoot that could not be released because that would constitute a security breach.

Ms. Manigault Newman's departure was abrupt, according to a White House official, who said that Ms. Manigault Newman was "physically dragged and escorted off the campus" Tuesday evening.

Manigault had had a somewhat unclear role in the White House.

She was reportedly not well liked by some of the White House advisers, including Reince Priebus, former chief of staff, and Jared Kushner, President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law. "She's patient zero", a source told The Daily Beast. Kelly gave her until January 20 to leave.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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