political aide to U.S. President Donald Trump,Omarosa Manigault Newman has resigned from the White House to “pursue other opportunities,” Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said on Wednesday.
The former reality television star Newman served as assistant to the president and director of communications for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison.
Sources with ties to the White House have said they expect a wave of departures from the administration once Trump has completed his first year in office.
“The Apprentice,” Newman worked as the director of African-American outreach on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Sanders said Newman’s departure would take effect Jan. 20, 2018.
Newman had what sometimes appeared to be an ambiguous role in the White House orbit. The New York Times reported in September that chief of staff John Kelly had put her on a “no-fly list” of aides who he did not consider fit to attend serious meetings.
However, recent reports have it that Omarosa, who is of Nigerian descent, was actually fired from the White House.
CNN contributor, April Ryan, claims that Omarosa was fired for acting out. She got shown the door at the White House because Chief of Staff John Kelly “was tired of it,” April Ryan told Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday afternoon.
“He was tired of all the drama,” she specified.
“Omarosa is a mood changer for the President; she could get in his ear,” explained Ryan, who is American Urban Radio Network’s White House Correspondent & Washington Bureau Chief.
Ryan whoi has never liked Omarosa and has always called her a ‘coon’ added:
Kelly informed Omarosa she was fired on Tuesday night but agreed that it would take effect on January 20, as announced by Sanders. But the firing did not sit well with Omarosa who wanted to know if Trump had signed off on it. When told that Trump had signed off on it, she nonetheless wanted to talk to Trump but Kelly refused. Omarosa then tried to go see Trump in the White House residence without Kelly’s approval and she got stopped by security, who alerted Kelly. Kelly, the former Secretary of Homeland Security and a Marine Corps general, told Secret Service to remove her. Omarosa was escorted off the property.
Omarosa was one of Trump’s highest-profile African-American female supporters and one of the few black women in Trump’s West Wing. Having been escorted from the White House by Secret Service, Ryan said she can’t see Omarosa filling out her remaining weeks on the job.