Omarosa says she wasn’t fired from her White House position — she quit
President Donald Trump’s administration has faced many resignations in its first year. And that number increased when Omarosa Manigault Newman left her position on December 13th. But after rumors spread that she was forcibly removed from her position, Newman fired back, claiming that she resigned and was not fired.
Newman has served as the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced her resignation on December 13th.
"Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities," Sanders said. "Her departure will not be effective until January 20th, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service."
A White House source reportedly told NBC that Newman was forced out of her job. CNN political analyst April Ryan also tweeted that Trump’s Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, had fired Newman, who allegedly “acted very vulgar and cursed a lot.”
Ryan later tweeted clarifying that her sources said Newman signed a resignation letter but was then thrown out of the White House at Kelly’s request.
But Newman denied the claims that she had been removed from the White House on Good Morning America on December 14th. She said she had resigned in a private conversation with Kelly.
"No one has reported [on the firing] except for one individual who has a personal vendetta against me," Newman said.
Secret Service officers also denied that they forcibly removed Newman from the premises.
Before her stint in politics, Newman was known for appearing as a contestant on The Apprentice. Her White House role primarily involved outreach work with different groups of voters.
Since no source has said on the record that Newman was forced to leave the White House, it’s hard to know if this account is true or just a rumor. Until proven otherwise, we believe Newman, and we wish her the best in her future career.