On Wednesday, December 13th, news broke that White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman will be exiting her role in January of 2018. Omarosa was previously a contestant on “The Apprentice” and a long-time friend of Trump before becoming a presidential aide.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders initially announced, “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.”
Shortly after Sanders’ announcement, rumors circulated that Omarosa actually did not put in her resignation. The rumor insisted that she was fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly and “physically dragged” off the premises after causing a scene.
Omarosa appeared in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, December 14th, where she assured that the rumors were false. Additionally, she appeared to blame the start of the rumor on CNN analyst April Ryan, who has a “personal vendetta” against her.
Sanders was later questioned about the situation again during Thursday’s White House press briefing. Sanders avoided detailed questions, but stuck to her original statement that Omarosa resigned.
However, Fox reported Thursday evening that more sources from the White House came forward, confirming that Kelly fired Omarosa.
Fox stated, “Fox News has learned that Kelly gave Omarosa -- as she is commonly known -- the news [of her termination] in the White House Situation Room, a subterranean space under the West Wing where electronic and recording devices must be surrendered at the door,” meaning there would be no photos or videos of their conversation.
Following their differences, Omarosa was reportedly escorted out, but still allowed to hand in her resignation. The story from White House officials differs from what Omarosa told the media.
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