It is typical for an administration to experience several changes following the first year that they are in the White House. However, CNN noted that President Trump has experienced more change than usual this year, and several more departures are coming up.
On Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed that another top aide is preparing for her departure from the White House. Omarosa Manigault Newman, who was previously a contestant on “The Apprentice,” will be leaving in January.
According to CNN, Manigault Newman was considered as one of President Trump’s most high-profile African-American supporters. A source said that it was her support and friendship to President Trump that kept her in the White House for the year.
USA Today reported that Manigault Newman was constantly in the headlines for her outreach regarding racial disparities in historically black colleges and in the justice system. She was also the center of attention in April when she had her lavish wedding at Trump’s Washington hotel to Florida pastor John Allen Newman.
Now, she is ready to begin new endeavors.
Sanders said, “Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities. Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.”
According to two Trump sources, the aide’s departure is not a surprise. They said that her role has become ambiguous ever since Chief of Staff John Kelly came on board this summer.
Before that, Manigault Newman, 43, served as a communications official in the White House Office of Public Liaison. When Kelly came on board and that department went through several changes, Manigault Newman reportedly felt that her role was “ill-defined.”
So far, no information has been given about what Manigault Newman's new chapter will hold.
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