Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a former “The Apprentice” contestant, has left her White House position in as a liaison to the president following dramatic reports that she was fired and escorted off the White House grounds. She denied that story today but has a new story that leaves many more unanswered questions. Omarosa claims she has “quite a story to tell as the only African American woman in this White House.”
CNN Political Analyst, April Ryan, gave her much different account on Wednesday:
Okay the White House still contends Omarosa signed a resignation letter. But Gen Kelly Kicked her out will high drama with the Minister offering vulgarities and curse words as she was escorted out of the building and off campus
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) December 13, 2017
Omarosa shared her side of the story in a segment from The View:
“I resigned, and I didn’t do that in the residence as being reported. John Kelly sat down in the situation room, which is a very secure, very quiet room in the White House, and had a very candid conversation,” said Omarosa.
Then she leaves us all wondering what the heck went on at the White House:
“As the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff, and assistant to the President, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and people,” said Omarosa. “And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear,” she continued.
Her story seemed to imply that her access to Trump was a point of contention for some in the White House, but was complimentary of White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly.
“Certainly I had more access than most, and people had problems with that. People had problems with my 14-year relationship with this president,” she told ABC News.
The U.S. Secret Service denied on Twitter that they had physically removed Omarosa from the White House grounds. She confirmed the Secret Service deactivated her pass, preventing her access to classified areas.
Her latest official tweets from her official account were complimentary of Trump.
Keep up the great work!! 👊🏾 https://t.co/Rd1hPUmpo7
— Omarosa M. Newman (@Omarosa45) December 8, 2017
Likewise, Trump thanked her for her service:
Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Though she has resigned, she is on the payroll for five more weeks. A White House list of staff salaries showed that Omarosa had earned the highest salary for White House advisers at $179,700 a year.
With her departure, the White House team is even less diverse than it was before. Abby D. Phillip, White House Correspondent for CNN, quoted WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ typical disingenuous response.
“We have a really diverse team” Sarah Sanders says when asked how many African Americans are in senior roles at the WH now that Omarosa is departing.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) December 14, 2017
Watch the video from The View and see why Omarosa is referred to as “the pariah of the African American community.”:
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