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 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.”
Despite Sanders’ announcement, rumors circulated that Omarosa did not put in her resignation. The rumor insisted that she was actually fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly and dragged off the premises.
Omarosa appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, December 14th, to clear up the rumors, assuring she did indeed resign. Her goal was to be at the White House for one year before moving on with her life, and that’s exactly what she did.
She revealed, “I like to hear all of these interesting tales, but I have to tell you that they’re 100% false,” pointing out that there was no evidence of the claim that she was fired and it was “completely false, unverified reporting.”
She continued, “No one has reported that except for one individual who has a personal vendetta against me...who has attacked me for the last year, so you know that this is personal,” appearing to refer to CNN analyst April Ryan, reported Fox News.
Ryan previously tweeted that her “sources” said Omarosa was fired after trying to “break into the residence.”
Omarosa did admit to having a conversation with Kelly about her concerns, which ultimately led to her resignation.
Towards the end of the interview, Omarosa said she “observed a lot of things” during her time of service that she was “unhappy” and “uncomfortable” with. She refused to expand, but said she has a “profound story” to tell that she knows “the world will want to hear.”
The reporter Omarosa referred to, April Ryan, also made headlines recently for spreading the “Fake Pie” rumor concerning Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sanders fired back at Ryan with a very comical response that went viral.
Watch the full interview with Omarosa below:
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