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- Omarosa Manigault, the former “Apprentice” star and adviser to President Donald Trump, was dramatically fired from the White House.
- Manigault’s role has recently come under scrutiny in the media, with reports suggesting her position was vague and undefined.
Omarosa Manigault, the former “Apprentice” star and adviser to President Donald Trump, was dramatically fired from the Trump administration on Tuesday.
While the White House announced that Manigault resigned from her position as director of communications for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison, American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan reported on Wednesday that chief of staff John Kelly fired Manigault, who reacted angrily.
“Omarosa is alleged to have acted very vulgar and cursed a lot and said she helped elect President Trump,” Ryan tweeted, adding that Manigault was reported escorted out of the White House and “off campus.”
Manigault’s role had recently come under scrutiny in the media, with reports suggesting her position was vague and undefined, a point of frustration for her colleagues.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Manigault resigned on Tuesday “to pursue other opportunities” and that her official last day will be January 20.
“We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service,” Sanders said.
Manigault, who struggled to develop functioning relationships between the Trump administration and black lawmakers and communities, has a history of sparking workplace drama.